When one compares the moral clarity of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to our current US President Barak Obama, once cannot help but notice the contrast. In a recent exchange over housing in the so-called “West Bank,” that contrast has never been clearer.
While Obama droned on about the peace process, incremental steps, breakthroughs, trust-building and a load of other euphemisms in criticizing Netanyahu’s decision to allow housing construction in Jerusalem after the expiration of a temporary ban, one could have gotten lost and ended up wondering what President Barry was talking about. Special occasion dresses, perhaps?
Netanyahu’s response was morally clear and unambiguous in its meaning. He simply responded, “Jerusalem is not a settlement; Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel.”
Guess which leader I wish were my head of state.