The Rapture Report - Netanyahu: No change in policy on Jerusalem
Rapture Forum Staff: Chris
After returning to Israel from the U.S., Israeli PM Netanyahu convened on Friday afternoon a five hour meeting of his seven primary top ministers members who are commonly referred to as the "Septet". The discussions centered around Netanyahu's visit to Washington and his meetings with U.S. President Obama. The PM briefed his cabinet on the talks with senior U.S. officials as well as the demands that Obama made to Netanyahu in order to jumpstart the stalled Middle East peace talks. The Jerusalem Post reports:
Despite the reports coming out of Israel today that the Israeli government had not made any decisions, it was further reported that no longer had Netanyahu arrived back in Israel that it was leaked that Obama had demanded that Israel answer his demands by Saturday. This arrogant attitude by Obama is very unbecoming on a U.S. President, especially in that the dealings are with an extremely important ally. The apparent reason that Obama demanded answers by Saturday is that the Arab League is currently meeting this weekend on the current Middle East situation as well as the recent spat concerning housing construction in Jerusalem. It appears to me that Obama is making ridiculous demands of Israel in order to further appease and "bow down" to the Islamists. I think it is totally unfair to ask the Israeli government to make important decisions in such a short amount of time after the way Obama and his administration treated Netanyahu while he was in the U.S. The Obama administration showed absolutely no manners and dignity to the Israelis while they were in Washington. The way the administration acted was a complete embarrassment to the rest of the U.S. Even Congress and several leading newspapers like the Washington Post rebuked Obama for his childish behavior.Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu convened his senior ministers in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon to discuss the demands made by US President Barack Obama and his overall trip to Washington Ė a trip that, because of negative atmospherics and amid a paucity of hard information, has been widely characterized as among the most difficult in recent memory.
Late Friday evening, Israel Radio reported that Netanyahu holds to the view that Israel must not change its policy in Jerusalem, despite the fact that this was the main point of contentions between Israel and the United States. However the circle of seven top ministers, known collectively as the 'Septet', did not come to any conclusions following the five-hour discussion and will probably only announce the government's position after the Passover Seder which occurs Monday evening. Netanyahu told his inner circle also that on Iran, the US and Israel were in complete agreement.