"Once the Americans tried to intervene in anything related to Jerusalem we told them one simple word: 'No'," he explained.
"dislikes the people of Israel"
Mr Obama, he added, not only disliked Mr Netanyahu personally, but "dislikes the people of Israel".
"For 20 years, Obama sat with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who is anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli, and anti-Jewish." He said it was clear Mr Obama agreed with Rev Wright because he had remained a member of his congregation.
"Think about it. If you had heard of someone who for 20 years sat in church and heard anti-Semitic sermons and didn't get up to leave after two weeks, wouldn't you think he identifies with it?" he asked.
Ben-Artair's branding of Obama as an anti-Semite had to be an embarrassment to Netanyahu in 2010, and no doubt led to the US President's icy receptions which followed. Many would agree, Obama's guilt by association with Jeremiah Wright comments were totally misplaced and calling him anti-Semitic unwarranted.
Following that unfortunate episode, privately Ben-Artair was probably advised to weigh content of words used by others before using his own inflammatory and disparaging remarks.
Now, President Obama's choice for his next Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel has also had anti-Semitic charges leveled against him. However, Hagel's comments hardly can be interpreted as anti-Semitic. You be the judge.
“The political reality is … that the Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here. I have always argued against some of the dumb things they do because I don’t think it’s in the interest of Israel. I just don’t think it’s smart for Israel.”
Once again it is imperative to point out, those making these charges should weigh content of words used by others (Morsi) before using their own inflammatory and disparaging remarks.
"America's commitment to Israel's security is unshakeable, and our friendship with Israel is deep and enduring.....Israel, a small country of less than eight million people, looks out at a world where leaders of much larger nations threaten to wipe it off of the map. The Jewish people carry the burden of centuries of exile, persecution, and the fresh memory of knowing that six million people were killed simply because of who they were."
-- Barack H. Obama
Read more here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/20/netanyahu-obama-rift-widens
And here: http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-netanyahu-relationship-is-most-dysfunctional-ever/