Behind the polite and diplomatic statements regarding the “unbreakable bond” that exists between the United States and Israel lays a more disturbing truth that is slowly coming to the surface.
It would require more than one article to document the litany of diplomatic disasters that have plagued the US-Israeli relationship of late, and especially since Barack Obama entered the White House.
Perhaps one of the more memorable setbacks occurred during the November 2011 G20 meeting where Obama and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy were overheard expressing less-than-flattering remarks about Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Netanyahu, I can’t stand him. He’s a liar,” Sarkozy reportedly told Obama, to which Obama responded: “You are sick of him, but I have to work with him every day.”