On October 28, 2014, Jeffrey Goldberg, former Israeli military prison-guard turned American Jewish Lobby’s popular jingoist, posted an Israel Hasbara column at Jewish The Atlantic. In the article, Goldberg claims that as result of Netanyahu’s refusal to back-down from building new 1,060 new Jewish homes near Temple Mount, the relations between Obama and Netanyahu have hit its lowest point. So much so that during his conversation with an ‘anonymous’ senior Obama administration official, who called Netanyahu Chickenshit.
“The good thing about Netanyahu is that he’s scared to launch wars. The bad thing about him is that he won’t do anything to reach an accommodation with the Palestinians or with the Sunni Arab states. The only thing he’s interested in is protecting himself from political defeat. He’s not Rabin, he’s not Sharon, he’s certainly no Begin. He’s got no guts,” Goldberg quoted the “official” saying.
YES, it’s true. The Zionist regime wants Americans to die for Israel in Iran. However, Netanyahu is embodiment of all those three Israeli leaders; Liar, butcher and terrorist.
After cooking-up the anti-Bibi statement, which means; That punk won’t fight because he is a coward, Goldberg wrote two lengthy page-post to give his statement different meaning.
Goldberg opens his article by saying: “Obama administration anger is ‘red-hot’ over Israel’s settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama’s understanding of the Middle East. Profound changes in relationship may be coming.”
First of all, the “anonymous” official’s remark doesn’t represent Obama or his administration’s frustration with the Netanyahu government. Obama since the day he received his Nobel Peace prize has waged Israeli wars against several Muslim-majority nations, such as, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, Lebanon, Iran and Pakistan to name a few.
Furthermore, when French Jewish ambassador to Britain called Israel “Little Shit” country in 2004 – his statement did not represent Paris’ policy toward Israel. Same way, when former French Jewish president Nicolas Sarkozy told Barack Obama in November 2011 that Netanyahu is a Liar and pain in butt, it did not affect French-US support for the Netanyahu government against Iran, Hamas, Hizbullah and Syria.
Next, as expected, Goldberg brings-in Netanyahu’s decade-long Iranian obsession.
“By next year (after Nov. 2014 congressional election), the Obama administration may actually withdraw diplomatic cover for Israel at the United Nations, but even before that, both sides are expecting a showdown over Iran, should an agreement be reached about the future of its nuclear program,” Goldberg said.
Goldberg’s fears of a US-Iran reconciliation has some merit. According to his fellow American Jewish writer and political analyst Stephen Lendman, Israel is the mother of all US-Iran conflicts.
Last year, two Zionists, David Ignatius, Washington Post columnist and Robin Wright, scholar at Jewish US Institute of Peace (USIP) visited Iran. Both Ignatius and Wright expressed skepticism that international sanctions have crippled Iran’s economy. “The economy, when you’re on the streets, seems to be thriving,” Wright said. She noted that Tehran’s grand bazaar was bustling with activity during her visit and that many high-tech businesses are operating in the capital.
“This does not look like a country hobbling on its knees about to fall over dead,” Ignatius agreed, saying that Iranian businesses have found innovative ways to operate around the sanctions. “What the sanctions have done is cripple Iran’s future,” he said, speculating that Iran will not gain economic or political clout as long as sanctions remain in place.
Then Goldberg plays the usual Jewish victimization card to defend Netanyahu. “Over the years, Obama administration officials have described Netanyahu to me as recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and Aspergery. But I had not previously heard Netanyahu being described as a Chickenshit. “
I’m sure, as a prison-guard during his youth in Israel, Goldberg would not have heard Israeli professor Neve Gordon calling Netanyahu as a Spook, Terrorist and Criminal.
What Goldberg tried in vain to prove that the Obama administration doesn’t support the Zionist regime blindly – and thus Obama is not biased in matters concerning Israel.