Gloves Off: Netanyahu Posts Message to President-Elect Trump… and Then a Very Different One to Obama

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a parting shot at President Barack Obama on Wednesday, days after the U.S. refused to veto a controversial UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements. Israeli officials interpreted the move as an act of betrayal.

On his official Facebook page, Netanyahu posted a photo of then-presidential candidate Obama wearing a yarmulke at Jerusalem’s Western Wall in 2008 and then drew a comparison by linking him to the 2016 UN resolution:

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Shortly before his jab at Obama, Netanyahu also posted a message about President-elect Donald Trump — but the tone was dramatically different.

“President-elect Trump, thank you for your warm friendship and your clear-cut support for Israel,” Netanyahu wrote.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday delivered a policy speech claiming that a two-state solution is the “only way” to achieve peace between Israel and Palestinians, further angering Israeli officials and the nation’s supporters.

Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan called Kerry’s speech a “pathetic move” and “anti-democratic.”

The message Netanyahu and Israel are sending seems pretty clear.

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