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January 11, 2017 1:17 pm

Obama: ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu Had a Friend in Me, But Didn’t Always Recognize It

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Outgoing US President Barack Obama. Photo: Channel 2 screenshot.

Outgoing US President Barack Obama. Photo: Channel 2 screenshot.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “had a good friend the last eight years” in the White House, but “Bibi didn’t always recognize it,” outgoing US President Barack Obama asserted in an interview aired on Tuesday.

In a half-hour conversation with Ilana Dayan broadcast on Israel’s Channel 2, Obama said, “There’s an interesting question as to whether he’ll sleep better after Jan. 20” — referring to Netanyahu and the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Defending his decision last month to abstain from the vote on an anti-settlement UN Security Council resolution, Obama said, “I believe it was the best move for peace.”

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“The issue for me has been, even as our commitment to Israel’s security is unwavering, what can we do to ensure a long-term prospect for peace?” Obama went on to say.

Watch the full Obama interview here.

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  • Penny LB Perkins

    With friends like that who needs enemies!!!

  • Robert Ostrove

    Good God Almighty, what a [jerk].

  • Israel Hamakabi

    Enough of the lies Just go already!

  • Lancelot Camelot

    Obama is a anti-Semite, who scapegoated the Jewish Nation and impowered global anti-Semitism.

  • Olterigo

    With such friends…

  • LB

    Lol, Obama is delusional beyond belief. And yet so many will accept his distorted self perception over 8 years of contrary evidence and damage.

    • Sifter

      No, it is US Jews who are delusional. They voted for him, twice, and they keep on voting for like-minded politicians.

    • Jonah

      He is still weaving his delusional trap hoping Israel will drop their guard as he moves in for the kill.