Obama Praises Israeli ‘Self-Defense’ Against Palestinian Unrest
President Obama and Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu struck a hawkish tone in their high-profile White House meeting today, talking up massive increases in military aid for Israel while Obama praised Israel’s government for its use of “self-defense” in the ongoing crackdown against Palestinian unrest.
Long-standing disputes between Netanyahu and Obama seemed to be all but forgotten today, with Obama seemingly ready to endorse anything and everything Israel’s far-right government is doing, a fact which led Netanyahu to term it “one of the best” meetings they’d ever had.
While most of the public narrative between the two was the usual self-congratulatory comments about the inherent greatness of the US-Israeli relationship, the nuts and bolts of the talk appear to have centered on the increase in military aid, one which both sides agreed to expedite.
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