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|Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:57 am Post subject: McCain slams Obama for Netanyahu criticism
|McCain slams Obama for Netanyahu criticism
by Susan Crabtree
The Washington Post Blog
November 8, 2011
Sen. John McCain is taking President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy to task for negative comments the two made about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that were caught on a "hot mic" during the G-20 summit last week.
The Arizona Republican said an exchange between Mr. Obama and Mr. Sarkozy is "indicative of the attitude and policies that this administration has had toward Israel."
"I happen to be a great admirer of Prime Minister Netanyahu," Mr. McCain said on "Fox and Friends." "I've known him for years, and Israel is under more pressure and probably in more danger than they've been since the '67 war and that kind of comment is not only not helpful, but indicative of some of the policies towards Israel that this administration has been part of."
McCain was referring to reports, first in the French media but later carried by BBC and Reuters, that reporters covering the G-20 summit overheard a brief conversation between Mr. Obama and Mr.
Sarkozy about Mr. Netanyahu. . . . [More]
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