Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel expressed blunt words about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this weekend at a closed forum in Washington. Though the rules of the meeting with reporters, Mideast scholars and politicians were that remarks were off-the-record, a Netanyahu rival during his own speech blurted out the gist of Emanuel’s angry criticism of the Israeli prime minister.
It was the headline Monday of the Israeli paper Yediot Aharonot, which reports (Blaze translation of hard copy of paper):
The tension between the prime minister and the American president is mounting. Rahm Emanuel, someone close to President Obama, over the weekend sharply attacked Netanyahu over his support for Mitt Romney and said: “This man Netanyahu bet on the wrong man – and lost.”
Simply stated, Emanuel accused Netanyahu of meddling in the American elections. Though this was a popular theme in the liberal Israeli media leading up to November 6, the prime minister never publicly endorsed either candidate. ...More HERE