Likud MK says Obama's criticism of Netanyahu has 'a bit of hypocrisy'

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May 22, 2015 10:38

 
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A confidante of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused US President Barack Obama on Friday of exhibiting “an iota of hypocrisy” in criticizing the premier for remarks made during the recent election campaign which were perceived as racist.

In an interview with Israel Radio on Friday, Likud MK Tzachi Hanegbi was asked to comment on Obama’s comments to The Atlantic.

“It’s astonishing that President Obama didn’t see fit to criticize countries like Iran, which regularly executes people, or Turkey, where journalists who write things critical of their government are sent to jail,” Hanegbi said.

The Likud lawmaker and coalition chairman said that Obama’s statements “causes discomfort and unease and bears an iota of hypocrisy.”

Hanegbi said that Obama was seeking to regain favor in the eyes of the American Jewish community as the US prepares to gear up for elections and as a deadline nears for consummation of an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.

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