Israel and Saudi Arabia are mortal enemies, but a columnist at a pro-government newspaper in Saudi Arabia this week praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a friend to peace in the Middle East and branded President Obama “one of the worst American presidents” over his negotiations with Iran.
Writing in the pro-government newspaper Al-Jazirah before Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday, columnist Ahmad Al-Faraj praised the Israeli prime minister – something that doesn’t get done often in any Arab country.
And he bashed Obama, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
“The Obama administration does not suffice with condemning Netanyahu’s visit. Obama has announced that he will not meet with Netanyahu on the grounds that he does not meet with state leaders a short while before elections take place in their countries, [though] elections in Israel will take place weeks after the visit!! Likewise, American Vice President Joseph Biden, whose presence at Netanyahu’s speech in Congress is expected by virtue of his constitutional role as Senate president, announced that he would be on a trip abroad [on the day of] Netanyahu’s speech!! U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry also said he would be in Switzerland meeting with the Iranians on the nuclear dossier and therefore would not be able to attend Netanyahu’s speech!!
This isn’t like a columnist or a blogger writing in the United States. Saudi Arabia doesn’t have a First Amendment – if opinions like this are making it into the “mainstream” press, it’s because they reflect the views of the government.
And it was getting a wide viewing in the part of the world it most concerns. News outlets in Israel and internationally ran the piece in whole or in part.
So the Obama administration and the tireless Secretary of State John Kerry have managed to unite the governments of Israel and Saudi Arabia in vocal opposition to the deal its negotiating with Iran over the murderous mullahs’ aim of getting a nuclear weapon.
The column’s ending is damning.
Since Obama is the godfather of the prefabricated revolutions in the Arab world, and since he is the ally of political Islam, [which is] the caring mother of [all] the terrorist organizations, and since he is working to sign an agreement with Iran that will come at the expense of the U.S.’s longtime allies in the Gulf, I am very glad of Netanyahu’s firm stance and [his decision] to speak against the nuclear agreement at the American Congress despite the Obama administration’s anger and fury. I believe that Netanyahu’s conduct will serve our interests, the people of the Gulf, much more than the foolish behavior of one of the worst American presidents. Do you agree with me?”
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H/T: The Blaze
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