This was first posted on my blog, Shiloh Musings, Rivlin versus Netanyahu.

In his new position as President of the State of Israel, Likud veteran Ruby Rivlin is sounding more and more like Leftist Labor leader Isaac Herzog:

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Netanyahu missed chances to repair US ties: Rivlin
Netanyahu has caused ripples with his outspoken attacks on the July 14 accord on Iran's controversial nuclear programme between Israel's arch foe Tehran and world powers led by the United States.
"It seems to me that there have been three periods during which we could have envisaged a renewed dialogue with the United States despite our differences of opinion," said the president, whose role is purely ceremonial. (Yahoo news)
Any Israeli who blames Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the trouble with the United States is playing dangerous political games from the enemy's side.

The problems between the United States Government and the Israeli Government are not due to Bibi, and Ruby should know that.

Firstly, there's an old intrinsic problem between the USA and Israel which even predates the establishment of the State of Israel. The United States State Department has always been pro-Arab and anti-Israel. In 1947, it strongly recommended to then President Harry Truman to vote "NO" for a Jewish State in the United Nations. That is the truth, and things haven't really changed, although after much personal debate Truman defied them and had his representative vote "YES." And over the decades there possibly were a few U.S. Presidents who weren't ideologically in favor of Arabs over Israelis, but I can't think of any offhand.

Beautifully crafted, pro-Israel speeches by Jewish writers like Eli Wiesel for visiting U.S. Presidents should not be confused with actual American policy.

Too many Jews and Israelis can't tell the difference between policy and stage production. Isn't it obvious that a visiting or hosting POTUS is not going to say the truth, that the USA has never supported a Jewish State over a theoretical Arab one aka Palestine sic, and wouldn't lose sleep over the need for a Post-State of Israel wing in their fancy Holocaust Museum?

Remember that the incredibly still-worshipped four time Democratic President Franklin D Roosevelt not only did not have saving European Jewry as a war aim during World War Two, but he kept out fleeing Jewish refugees during the war as much as possible. And after the war the Americans made it as difficult as possible for any refugees to enter the United States.

And today, with Barack Hussein Obama as U.S. President, Israel hasn't a chance. Obama stated very early on that his greatest dream is to facilitate the establishment of a "State of Palestine." Of course, he insists that it wouldn't harm Israel. Yes, he's the same one who stakes his personal reputation that the Iran "deal," his term, is good for world peace. So if you think he's reliable about Iran, then you no doubt can trust him re-Israel and the Arab terrorists. But if you, like many, think that his Iran deal is dangerous, then rethink everything else he supports including Palestine, sic.
Poll: Support for Iran Deal Plummets to Lowest Level Yet
American support for the nuclear deal between six world powers led by the U.S. and Iran has dropped to an incredible 21 percent low, staining what the Obama administration hoped would be its crowning foreign policy achievement in the second term. (Algemeiner)
There is no reason at all for Prime Minister Netanyahu to be trying to appease Obama and the United States State Department. Simply put:
They are our enemies.
And it is outrageous for Israeli officials, like President Rivlin to claim otherwise and to blame Prime Minister Netanyahu for the problems between the two governments!

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