Official: White House was part of bid to oust Netanyahu

Official: White House was part of bid to oust Netanyahu
Senior Jerusalem source says administration wanted ‘revenge’ over Congress speech; declares there’ll be no Palestinian state ‘in our generation’

The White House was directly involved in an attempt to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last week’s general election, during a nadir in ties between the Israeli leader and US President Barack Obama, a senior Jerusalem official said Tuesday

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Times of Israel that “it’s no secret” that the Obama administration had attempted to influence the outcome of the election, having been partially motivated by a desire for revenge over Netanyahu’s polarizing speech before Congress earlier this month, which sought to undermine the president’s key foreign policy initiative – a nuclear deal with Iran.

Read more: Official: White House was part of bid to oust Netanyahu | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/officials-white-house-was-part-of-bid-to-oust-netanyahu/#ixzz3VPMCgTKG

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