BBC News -- The BBC didn’t write much about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tell-it-like-it-is answer to its reporter’s question about why he doesn’t return to the negotiating table with the Palestinians.
The British network said Netanyahu “angrily questioned” Lyse Doucet, noting that he’s been “calling day in, day out, in every forum… I’ve called on President Abbas to resume unconditional negotiations immediately.”
But the exchange was even better than that.
“Are we living on the same planet?” Netanyahu incredulously snapped at her question, adding that he’s called on Abbas to resume talks at the United Nations, the U.S. Congress, in Jerusalem, in Tel Aviv. “I haven’t done so in Nepal, because I haven’t visited it.”
“I’ve called on President Abbas to resume unconditional negotiations immediately. Right now, as we speak, we can meet. I have no problem with that. I think we should stop immediately this wave of incitement against Israel and these attacks…I’m willing to meet him, he’s not willing to meet me,” he continued.
“And you ask me about the resumption of negotiations? Come on, get with the program. These people don’t want negotiations. They’re inciting for violence. Direct your questions to them.”
Blog Author's Comments -- The BBC reporter was chastised because of her lame question to Benjamin Netanyahu and rightly so. He said "come on, get with the program. These people don’t want negotiations. They’re inciting for violence." It really is too bad that America does not have a leader who is even close to the quality of Netanyahu, what a great country we could once again be. Every time I see or hear him speak it reminds me of what a real leader is and how pathetic and weak Barack Obama is.
Abbas the President of the State of Palestine does not care if they reach "agreement" with Israel much like Arafat. Abbas has no intention of living up to any "agreement" they would reach, so he continues the attacks on Israel. That is just what the Muslims do. And the Secretary of State, John Kerry, with direction from Obama continues to blame Israel for the problems between Israel and Palestine as though it is the fault of Israel. I think that I know which side Obama is on.