A new poll released Wednesday suggests that while most Americans think it was inappropriate of Republican House Majority Leader John Boehner to invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the US Congress on Iran next month — raising the ire of the White House — a majority believe President Barack Obama should meet with the Israeli leader nonethelessObama, with the confidence of his position as lame duck, nothing to lose has been showing more and more of his anti-Israel and lack of sensitivity to antisemitism.
Besides his unrestrained anger at Netanyahu's acceptance of an invitation to speak to Congress, he incredulously (where was the staff to prep him?) referred to the terror attack in the Paris kosher supermarket in a way ignoring the facts that it was Muslims against Jews.
Obama, in describing terror threats during a lengthy interview with the news site Vox, said the American people were right to be concerned "when you've got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris."
Administration officials at first defended Obama's comments, with White House spokesman Josh Earnest saying that while the administration was aware of the "motivation" of the gunman, the president was making the point that those killed in the kosher supermarket "were not targeted by name." (Israel Hayom)