WATCH: Krauthammer Slams Obama After Israeli TV Interview

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President Barack Obama bows to applause at the end of his remarks on Jewish American History Month at the Adas Israel Congregation synagogue in Washington, May 22, 2015.Credit: Reuters

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Charles Krauthammer: Well, I'm not sure I even understand what that means. But perhaps the judgment of Israelis, who 6 million of them are Jews, have a pretty good idea of what a Jew is and, more importantly have what a good idea of what a friend is. I think the approval rating for Obama is about 15% among Israelis... So the administration pretends this is about Netanyahu, Likud and the hawks. Fifteen-percent of Israelis have a favorable view of Obama. The overwhelming majority of the Israelis know that this president has been probably the least favorable to Israel of any in Israel's history and at a moment where Israel's existence is actually in question.

For Obama, this is matter of personal hurt? I mean who cares what he feels? The issue is will Iran go nuclear? We know what Iran's objective is -- the eradication of Israel. Something it repeats over and over again. And it will acquire the means to do so. The issue here is that after 40 years of nonproliferation, based on the principle that nobody enriches uranium, we are now going to be signing a deal proudly with Iran which is a rogue state and has broken every promise it has made. A rogue state which is now going to be able to enrich legally and legitimacy. That's the end the nonproliferation regime and we're going to enter a period of hyper proliferation starting now.

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