House Speaker John Boehner, who is traveling to Israel during the congressional recess this week, called the Obama administration’s treatment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “reprehensible.”
“I think the animosity exhibited by our administration toward the prime minister of Israel is reprehensible,” the Ohio Republican said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Netanyahu won reelection this month not long after a highly controversial speech to a joint meeting of Congress where he warned against a possible U.S.-backed deal with Iran over that country’s nuclear program. The administration has long pressured Netanyahu to put a stop to what it calls illegal Israeli settlements.
In the final days of his campaign, the Israeli leader said he no longer supported a peace deal where Palestinians would be given their own state — long a goal of Middle East peace talks — only to reverse himself after winning. Boehner said he saw nothing wrong with the flip-flop.
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