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March 30, 2015 8:40 am

Jewish Democrats Tell White House to Stop Blaming Stalled Peace Process on Netanyahu

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Jewish House Democrats are also upset about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ruling out a two-state solution, but Obama doesn't need to keep reminding them of it. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – In a meeting with deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, a dozen Jewish Democrats serving in the House of Representatives asked the White House to tone down its criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his statements on the peace process.

The Jewish lawmakers told Rhodes that the White House “had to stop acting as if the Israeli prime minister’s comments are the only thing holding up a peace process” while not “expressing a word of disappointment about Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas,”Politico reported.

Netanyahu came under fire from the Obama administration after saying before his re-election that his government would not support a two-state solution. The prime minister later clarified that he supports a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes Israel as a Jewish state.

Jewish Democrats also reportedly told the White House that the Obama administration is making it difficult for them to persuade their constituents to support a possible nuclear deal with Iran.

“You want us to go out and say the administration’s got Israel’s back. How are you going to get us to say that when our constituents believe that the administration is stabbing Israel in the back?” an anonymous Democratic Jewish member of Congress told Politico.

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  • M. dK

    Obama and his blind followers are cowards. Can they condemn the arab/muslim countries where women/girls have less or no rights compared to men/boys and where non-muslims have no rights compared to muslims?

  • Lucy

    So if Obama “tones it down” for a few days and withholds nasty comments, everything will then be all right? I don’t think so! The cat is out of the bag now – everyone knows Obama has no respect for Israel and has his own agenda for the country. These Jewish Dems should not even be talking to him anymore. And if they are willing to go along with this nuclear deal in return for a little “toning down” of his comments, then they are as bad as he is for the US AND for Israel!