Obama rejecting calls from Netanyahu amid tension over Iran



Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jarida reported Sunday that U.S. President Barack Obama has been refusing to take phone calls from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of the tension between the two countries over how to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue.

The Prime Minister’s Office issued a flat denial, saying, “The report in Al Jarida is wrong.”

Al Jarida, which has previously reported information that was later verified about a leak investigation taking place in Netanyahu’s bureau, says that on Friday, Obama refused more than once to speak to Netanyahu on the telephone and had U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry take the call instead. The paper cited a source it says is familiar with the issue.

According to the report, which was written by a reporter in Jerusalem, U.S. Jewish leaders are trying to get the White House to decrease the tension and snag Netanyahu an invitation to meet with Obama in Washington.

The Kuwaiti paper’s exclusive reports on what’s going on behind the scenes of the Prime Minister’s Office have raised the question of whether Netanyahu’s bureau is intentionally using the paper to release information to which it doesn’t want to be directly linked.

Netanyahu and Obama last spoke on Friday, November 8, during the last round of talks in Geneva. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wrote Saturday that the conversation lasted at least 90 minutes.

Obama contacted Netanyahu after the prime minister expressed opposition to the agreement underway with Iran, which Netanyahu has since called a “bad deal” that means “Iran is getting everything and giving nothing.”

Later in the morning of November 8, Netanyahu met with Kerry at Ben-Gurion International Airport. The atmosphere was tense and the conversation did nothing to mitigate Netanyahu’s staunch, and publicly expressed, opposition to the deal.

The most recent round of negotiations between Iran and the international community in Geneva have been in the center of tensions between the United States and Israel, who differ over the best course to dismantle the Iranian nuclear program.

Netanyahu and his ministers believe, in stark contrast to the Americans and some of the other negotiating powers, that it’s possible to extract a much better agreement from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, one that will totally halt uranium enrichment at all levels and shut down the centrifuges. They argue that if forced to choose between acquiring an atomic bomb and the survival of his regime – and the economic crisis puts the ayatollahs’ regime in real danger – Khamenei would choose survival. But so far the West has succeeded in extracting very little from him.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that no agreement with Iran has been reached and that opposition to a deal was premature.

  1. #1 by BJ on 11/17/2013 - 9:34

    If Washington does make a deal with Iran, and it is a good deal, isreal will still create problems including killing Iranian’s. NO deal will ever satisfy that sandlot country.

  2. #2 by annebeck58 on 11/17/2013 - 9:34

    So I marked this one as, “LIKE”, because IF Obama is ignoring the bastard, Nutty-Yahoo, then I DO like it.
    I don’t put a lot of stock in it, but I hope it would be true..

    Who knows, though: this could simply be more b/s from the bastard-state, trying to get American (idiots) CZs pusing the White-house and Congress to do whatever Bibi insists. Something tells me that is more likely a scenario than O’Bambi ignoring Bibi.

  3. #3 by bigcree1That on 11/17/2013 - 9:34

    One can never satisfy “israelis” or supremacist jewry in anything; ever. They even admit as much. So let the Nutter from Tel Aviv throw fits and tantrums. maybe he’ll do us all a favor and have a massive stroke. He can then join his fellow heartless and now comatose fellow “israeli” Porky the Butcher Ariel Sharon.

  4. #4 by mlo on 11/17/2013 - 9:34

    It is hightime seal team 6 is sent to pay Netanyahu a visit.

  5. #5 by kittie kittie on 11/18/2013 - 9:34

    Iran and Ayatollahs have stated for at least twenty years, “it is against our ideals to possess nuclear weapons”. Iran signed Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (israel has not) and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (Israel & Saudi Arabia have not) as well as agreed to allow weapon’s inspectors to verify iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons.

    President Obama is making the correct decision concerning nuclear weapon proliferation and geo-political energy related issues vital to American interests at the expense of Zionists interests.

  6. #6 by kittie kittie on 11/18/2013 - 9:34

    “The NPT is often seen to be based on a central bargain: “the NPT non-nuclear-weapon states agree never to acquire nuclear weapons and the NPT nuclear-weapon states in exchange agree to share the benefits of peaceful nuclear technology and to pursue nuclear disarmament aimed at the ultimate elimination of their nuclear arsenals”.

    Based on this Treaty, Iran is permitted to share in the benefit of peaceful nuclear technologies whereas Israel not.

  7. #7 by Al on 11/18/2013 - 9:34

    I don’t believe it… Obama and the US government don’t have that guts or power to go away from the Jewish orders or ever ignore the Netanyahu’s phone calls….

  8. #8 by George on 11/18/2013 - 9:34

    I just don’t believe it.Truth is,Syria/Iran will be attacked because the real issue is the petrodollar and Western/Israeli hegemony.

  9. #9 by michael mazur on 11/19/2013 - 9:34

    Bigcree, Ariel Sharon is dead; January 4, 2006.

    Early December 2005 he had his first small stroke, forcing him to rest for two weeks, but he returned to his duties later in the month.

    The second stroke was massive, promptly killing him, but the State of Israel felt that the internal political situation was precarious, and they needed the presence of his aura to bolster the legitimacy of little known Ehud Olmert who succeeded him on a ‘interim’ basis.

    That time is long past, and it is now near incomprehensible that the fiction continues to be maintained, save the fact that Israelis at the best of times have a mindset tending towards psychopathology, with this result thrown up as a unexpected – even to them, outcome.

    People who are felled unconscious by a massive stroke and don’t recover their consciousness are within weeks, months at the outside, killed by the fact the the stroke volume keeps relentlessly enlarging as it slowly and unstoppably propagates through the brain.

    It is almost eight years since January 2006.

    The reporting of the time about the progress of his condition was more like creative writing than factual reports, doing their best to conceal from readers that he was being stored in the basement at -4C.

  10. #10 by Isaac on 11/20/2013 - 9:34

    George. I am sorry but petrodollar do not have anything to do with this. Its Israel the mad dog who will never be satisfied and want Iran who is making a lot of progress and will assert itself as one power in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East despite the fact of the sanctions. Of course that irritates the hell out of IsraHell who is a parasitic entity and can not do any thing for itself except instigating trouble around the world.

  11. #11 by bigcree1That on 11/20/2013 - 9:34

    That certainly makes sense Michael! It has been all these eight years and ‘they’ have yet to actually admit it. Porky the Butcher is DEAD. Good riddance.

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