Israel’s deputy prime minister said Tuesday the Obama administration’s call to freeze West Bank settlement construction undermines past agreements between the U.S. and Israel and damages American credibility.
Israeli officials and former White House official Eliot Abrams have cited a series of written and oral understandings reached with the Bush administration that appear to permit limited settlement construction.
Speaking to foreign reporters, Meridor, who is one of six deputy premiers under Netanyahu, said it was important for these understandings to be honored. Otherwise, it would raise questions about the legitimacy of future agreements, he said.
“We never had an agreement with the previous administration. We had an agreement with America,” he added. “The agreement we had with the Americans is binding on us and them … They should keep to the agreement.” Click SOURCE to read more.
Israel says: We had an agreement with America,” he added. “The agreement we had with the Americans is binding on us and them … They should keep to the agreement.” This American agrees with that statement. Obama is undercutting all America stands for. What happen to him saying that he was going to bring our allies back onto the side of America? Obama keeps giving speeches and lying out his nose! Listen up Obama, Israel is our best allie in the Middle East.