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Presidents - Barack Obama - Israel

[6/21/15] Ambassador reveals how Obama undermined Israel

(NY Post) -- On Nov. 8, 2011, President Obama met with then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Cannes after what had been a particularly rough week for US-Israeli relations. The week prior, the UN agency UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member state. Congress responded by cutting off UNESCO's funding, a move the Obama administration direly opposed.

The matter was clearly weighing on Obama’s mind as he met with Sarkozy, who himself held Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in contempt. After Sarkozy called Netanyahu a liar, Obama, who did not realize he was on a live microphone, replied,

“You are fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you.”