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Washington Post: After ‘Chickenshit’ Insult, Obama Should Seek to Reset Relations With Netanyahu

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President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office. Photo: wiki commons.

Washington Post – The latest furor in the toxic relationship between the Obama administration and Israel erupted over a barnyard epithet directed at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by a “senior administration official.”

Ugly jibes between the two governments are not new: Secretary of State John F. Kerry has been on the receiving end of several from senior Israeli officials. But the crudeness of this one — Mr. Netanyahu was called “a chickens—” by someone speaking to the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, a frequent recipient of high-level White House communications — raised the question of why the Israeli leader provokes such passionate animus from an administration that coolly shrugs off insults from the likes of Vladi­mir Putin.

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