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Tonight it looks like -- Obama's so called charm offensive with congress is over cameras were rolling when the president landed in Israel.
And made this comment to prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
-- Books that we help congress did not hear that says President Obama now turning his charm offensive in another direction towards Israel.
-- honored to host do they've got a friend in the United States we have your back we extend our hands in peace and -- -- -- Israel has no better friend.
In the United States of America.
Sounds friendly but everyone has noticed that President Obama waited until his second term to visit Israel so what is his real -- -- or political show.
Korean investor and -- -- -- this good news there glad to do if it.
I I think it was sort of funny what is it about congress I think you just having some fun I'll take that went too seriously but I'm curious on your thoughts on this trip to Israel.
Well of course it remind you immediately of the famous overheard comment he made two French president Nicholas Sarkozy.
Good complained about Netanyahu and Obama said you think you got -- then I have to deal with him every day.
Look I think both President Obama and prime minister Netanyahu have -- political objective at the symbolism level here.
To show that the relationship is good Netanyahu's just formed a new government.
Obama wants the political benefit from Israel's many supporters in the United States that he's rhetorically.
Been in support of Israel's security needs.
But the private meetings here where the real substance will be talked about are going to be radically different Obama has very.
Difficult messages for Netanyahu don't go after the Iran in nuclear weapons program make more concessions.
For the Palestinians if they got out and where the subject of public conversation.
Would take president Obama's 10% approval rating in Israel and drive it even lower.
Well I know sitting near you wrote an -- NN Jerusalem Post today and you said that.
President Bob that -- in all the -- since 1948 that he called him the most hostile to Israel.
Jeff I think that's clear from his record look he's not gonna say he's got to say I've got Israel's back.
We support you we we want Iran to we don't want Iran to get nuclear weapons really what could go wrong but the fact is that on issue after issue.
The president has left Israel security at risk and he's left America's security at risk to from the Iran a nuclear weapons program.
And from forcing Israel to accept that potentially boundaries that are not safe and secure.
Classic president maybe I should have been that there were protests.
Upon -- arrive off.
Well you know Israel's a democratic society these things happen I think the Israelis.
Really don't want to make too public -- -- -- -- the president will give the speech tomorrow he could well be tackled.
I would advise against that but people have strong feelings when you face in the case of Iran the potential of the regime.
Of religious fanatics dedicated to eliminating your state from the map of the world with nuclear weapons it's enough to get your attention.
What do you think that prime minister Netanyahu's goal is -- this visit and will he achieve it.
Well I think he wants to make it very clear that he's got to make steps -- about Israel's self defense especially with respect to Iran in nuclear program.
He's not going to ask permission from the United States first I think the two countries remain very far apart.
In how they judge what -- -- is up to I think the president still believes.
That diplomacy can succeed and unfortunately I think he's so desperate for -- diplomatic outcome.
That he's made proposals that will in effect legitimize the Iran in nuclear weapons program which is about the worst result of all.
So while the public display of affection is politically beneficial for both sides -- nobody should think that this real -- Represents a solution of the fundamental disagreements about how to approach security issues in the Middle East.
And that's -- sir thank you.
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