Payback Time: Obama Puts Netanyahu In His Place During Tough Phone Call


In a tense phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Obama delivered the message that he is going forward with trying to negotiate a deal with Iran on their nuclear program, reassessing U.S. options, and reaffirmed his support for the two-state solution. In other words, it’s payback time.

Here is how the White House described the Obama/Netanyahu phone call:

President Obama spoke today by telephone with Prime Minister Netanyahu to congratulate the Prime Minister on his party’s success in winning a plurality of Knesset seats. The President emphasized the importance the United States places on our close military, intelligence, and security cooperation with Israel, which reflects the deep and abiding partnership between both countries. The President and the Prime Minister agreed to continue consultations on a range of regional issues, including the difficult path forward to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The President reaffirmed the United States’ long-standing commitment to a two-state solution that results in a secure Israel alongside a sovereign and viable Palestine. On Iran, the President reiterated that the United States is focused on reaching a comprehensive deal with Iran that prevents Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and verifiably assures the international community of the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear program.

Barak Ravid of Haaretz tweeted:

President Obama’s comments about reassessing options match the language used by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. During his daily briefing with reporters, Earnest said, “I’m not suggesting that any policy decisions have been made at this point. I don’t want to leave you with that impression. In fact, what I have tried to say is that it, understandably, has prompted us to reevaluate the strategy that we will put in place to make those decisions. And that will be something that we will do moving forward….Well, again, decisions that — steps that the United States has taken at the United Nations have been predicated on this idea that the two-state solution is the best outcome. Now our ally in these talks has said that they are no longer committed to that solution. That means that we need to reevaluate our position in this matter, and that is what we will do moving forward.”

Netanyahu needs U.S. support and aid. It is no wonder that he backtracked so quickly on his opposition to the two-state solution. Netanyahu may talk a tough game, but he needs the support of the United States. Obama put the fear of God into conservative hero Netanyahu by suggesting that his behavior during his reelection campaign might have been the final straw.

It is clear that President Obama hasn’t forgotten the slap in the face that was Netanyahu’s address to Congress. The president made it clear to Netanyahu that his stunt with his Republican buddies isn’t going to stop a possible agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

Obama hasn’t forgotten what Netanyahu has done, and the payback might make the Israeli Prime Minister wish that he had never messed with the President Of The United States.

50 Replies to “Payback Time: Obama Puts Netanyahu In His Place During Tough Phone Call”

  1. The Republican backed Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu comes out saying that the USA must do more than just impose sanctions on Iran. That not going to war with Iran would be worse than letting them build nuclear weapons. Due to computer virus intrusions by the United States and its European allies into the Iranian nuclear computer programming, the confirmed deaths and defections of nuclear scientists, Iran’s ability to create nuclear weapon technology has been rendered useless for many years if not decades to come. Giving the sanctions against Iran time to diminish the influence of it’s government over the good people of Iran. Netanyahu says this is not a political ploy to get anyone elected. If you honestly believe that…well….kiss Republicans ass and call yourself stupid. If we allow ourselves not to believe this, then there is only one other reason. Religious indifference and intolerance.
    Iran is in the European communities backyard….not ours. The only direct threat from…

  2. Beebs the butcher needs to sit down and STFU. From what I have read so far we are cutting Iran’s centrifuges from 10000 to 6000 with intrusive inspections .

    The next step to tighten the screws is too abstain on the upcoming vote to make the Palestine authority a member of the UN and drop our objections of them joining the International Criminal court.

    I know we will never cut off aid but the icing on the cake would be voting with the world to condemn the illegal settelments

  3. Naziyahho can’t be trusted. Obama should have out UN ambassador vote with the world on sanctions against Israel over the illegal settlements, and crimes against humanity. Obama should support ICC prosecution for war crimes, and crimes against humanity charges against Naziyahoo, and Israel.

  4. That’s a bridge too far to vote that they have committed crimes against humanity even we know its true. You have to remember there our a lot of dummycrats that our whores of AIPAC and their allegiance should be questioned

  5. I think it is high time to cut aid to Israel by 50%, although I personally would prefer no aid to Israel at all. Spend that money instead on our own people, our own infrastructure, our own country. Bibi and our elected Republicans sitting in Congress can all go jump in the lake, and stay there. None of them have America’s best interest as their primary focus, just their own pocketbooks. They have no shame, no moral compass either. We don’t need another stinking war for our young to fight in and die in.

  6. That was a diplomatic way of saying your a** is mines. After the president phone call.

    British Deputy PM Nick Clegg: “If Netanyahu rejects a 2 state solution, UK will recongize Palestine state:

    Meta tweeted out:
    Haaretz: Pres. Obama to Bibi: “We don’t accept the explanations backtracking on statements. US will reassess Israel-Palestine peace policy.

  7. They Chose Yahu we should not; a no confidence vote in a parliamentary system means a re election; they need to rid themselves of this warmonger; no more wars over this bull shit.

  8. Bibi is a liar. He tried to walk back his hardline retoric. He could hardly make eye contact with Andrea Mitchell during an interview. He must really be feeling the heat, seemed more subdued. Also they couldn’t cover the big herpes sore on his lip. The stress of his hatefull bigotry is working its way out!

  9. There will not be a no confidence vote. He has align himself with the religious and the most racist elements of Israel. It is time to recognize that country for what it is. An Apartheid state

  10. And the people of Iran ARE good people. I have known MANY over the course of almost 40 years and they have all been upbeat, friendly, generous, and well-educated.

  11. Republicans, on the other hand are not. They are selfish, greedy, mean spirited bastards who are mostly uneducated, ignorant, hypocritical, and generally evil.

  12. To hell w/Netanyahu. The s.o.b. is a liar! For years he’s been stating his support for a Palestinian state alongside the state of Israel.

    Does anyone reading this comment recognize the false debate?

    Palestine was taken/aquired by the colonial Brit’s, just like India, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong, Brunei, Burma, New Guinea, Fiji, Gold Coast, Sierra Leone, Bahrain, Iraq, and Gambia.

    Then there was the “Balfour Declaration”:

    The Balfour Declaration (dated 2 November 1917) “His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in PALESTINE of a national home for the Jewish people”.

    “The establishment in PALESTINE of a national home for the Jewish people”.

    So one party steals the land of another party and gives it to a third party…..


    Damn,how can the American people be so butt blind as to who’s been, and is still being screwed?

    Even if one looks past all that, what about Israel being in violation of U.N. policy re: settlements for…

  13. I thought that was a “herpes-sore” on his lip. His make-up job could not hide it. Hey people!!! Bibi has herpes!!! I wonder where he caught it??? It must have been from a real “pig”. In my opinion.

  14. And I’ll bet bank that Bibi got that huge “herpes-sore” on his lip from kissing a real “none-kosher” pigs ass (not the 4 legged type). [WINK]

  15. Last year conservatives lined up to praise Putin when they thought it would make Obama look bad. Now it’s Netanyahu. Its time these un-American fools started acting like the patriots they claim to be, and supporting our president and our foreign policy. We cant be leaders in the world when our Congress sends pissy letters to the Iranians, or when they fawn over an obstacle to peace like Netanyahu.

  16. It is a historical fact that Iran has not started a war in about 250 years.

    The demagogue Netanyahu just wants more war.

  17. I would have told him you guys are cut off. Not another damn dime. Good luck next time all of your crazy assed neighbors decide to come rolling in on you again; cause I don’t give a damn. You are on your own!

  18. im a democrat and im ashamed of obama, obama sometimes whines and cries like a two year old, u can start petition to cut off aid to israel but that wont happen and i will not sign any petition, obama is not king and he is not president of israel, obama is wrong on this one on this and thats it, plus i will start a petition on whitehouse website to increase aid to israel haha

  19. We should not cut off aid to Israel. We should protect the negotiations with Iran and work towards a peaceful solution. Netanyahu should not be able to build any settlements, and must work towards a real two-state solution with Palestinians, or face a backlash from every country. As for the 47 republicans letter to the “leaders of Iran”….the signers should be required to go before a judge and jury for an act of sedition.

  20. no two state solution it is jewish land in israel, jews have the right to build were they want, screw the arab countries long live israel and the mighty idf

  21. one day Netanyahu should flip off obama and tell obama to kiss it, and thats what needs to be done

  22. Trying to backpedal on his statements about a two state solution doesn’t hold water. His actions over the years of continuing to build settlements and refusal to compromise with the Palestinians reveal his true colors. Actions speak louder than words and his actions have been nothing but roadblocks to the negotiations. The last shoe has dropped and the charade has been completely unmasked. Now the pressure must truly come to bear with threats of no longer vetoing UN resolutions regarding the recognition of Palestine and possibly having the UN Security Council draw the borders.

  23. You sir, are a DINO! You do all the right wing screeching and expect us to believe you’re a democrat! I am proud of Obama for having the stones to stand up to your kind! I think
    I will start a petition! Wait there are several Anti War Petitions!

  24. And when he gives another speech to his right wingers, Obama should return the favor! Then he can veto any aid Israel demands! We need to take care of home!

  25. It’s not just Netanyahu that wants war. The Republicans live for it. Fear is the only thing that keeps the in power. It damn sure ain’t policies because if their base could actually read their budget would turn most away – except of course for the 1%.

    I’m more scared of the Republicans getting the white house than I am of any Mullah out there. Imagine just for 1 second a further shift to the right on the Supreme Court? Activist judges that turn this country on it’s head and truly become the corporate slaves that they want so bad. No minimum wage, either work for what I want to pay you or starve – I need a new jet.

  26. I think I will start a go fund to send your quisling ass over to the country you owe your allegiance to

  27. John, these are just the kind of people the rethugs pander too all the time. These people fit into the rethug plan. (keep the masses uneducated, poor,(make sure they believe in working for less)kill all ideas of getting ahead, and make sure you use God to help. Rethug, PLAN WITH KOCH MONEY To the tune of 399,000.000 to use as the party wishes and all untraceable with no accountability.

  28. This whole ‘End Times’ B.S. is getting old. Which is the entire reason Republicans want to support Israel.

    In other words- Conservatives want the world awash in blood.

  29. the RIGHT WING always thinks they can Best Obama, and then ALWAYS regrets it when they try. you’d THINK they would have learned by now, that he is a HELL of a lot SMARTER than they are..

  30. It’s only their land because we set them up there after the war and gave them welfare. If it wasn’t for our money they’d still be plowing rocks in their promised land! If they choose to live there and act the asshole, then they need to take responsibility for their actions.

  31. Netanyahu not only wants war with Iran but he wants the American taxpayer to pay the trillions it would cost and he wants the American soldiers and their families to bear the deaths and maiming of such a war. Israel cannot by itself attack the Iranian nuclear facilities. They lack the ability to refuel in air without Americans to do it for them and they have no right to overfly Iraq air space. And, of course, Israel does not want to have to go to war with anyone who can fight back. They only go to war against the defenseless, captive Gazans.

  32. The most asinine comment of the day, from an obvious Right wing, Obama hating, Democrat hating bat-chit crazy agitator.

  33. News today. Boehner going to Israel along with his goons tagging along, meet with PM Ben.Net.
    This story is still playing out.

    Another diss to the president. My God, when will these idiots ever play fair!

  34. It appears that John Boehner, head of the self-proscribed superior race, doesn’t trust Nutty Yahoo either. He plans to visit Israel before the end of March to cash his multi-million Shekel compensation cheque before Bibi flip-flops again !

  35. The Republicans are just like the school snitches, underhand and vile.
    President Obama has the best interests of the Nation and all its people at heart and works tirelessly . The GOP on the other hand………

  36. You do not make a legitimate argument. All you are doing is insulting conservatives. Typical of a liberal ….

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