Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu: Which one do you trust?

Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama
Netanyahu and Obama

President of the United States, Barack Obama and the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu are at odds. They are on different sides of the fence where Iran Nuclear ambitions are concerned. Only one of them can be right and we the people have to decide which one is in the right.

Obama told Reuters that a deal with Iran to freeze its nuclear activity for at least 10 years, with verification measures, would be “far more effective in controlling their nuclear program than any military action we could take, any military action Israel could take and far more effective than sanctions will be.”

Obama did not mince his words, nor did he pull any punches when stating how he feels about what Netanyahu is saying.

“Netanyahu made all sorts of claims. This was going to be a terrible deal. This was going to result in Iran getting $50 billion worth of relief. Iran would not abide by the agreement. None of that has come true,” Obama said. “It has turned out that in fact, during this period we’ve seen Iran not advance its program. In many ways, it’s rolled back elements of its program.”

While Netanyahu insisted that Obama is wrong and Iran is moving full speed ahead in its nuclear development, he did reaffirm that the U.S.-Israeli relationship remains strong and, despite controversy surrounding his Tuesday address to Congress, said the two nations “will weather this current disagreement.”

“Our friendship will weather the current disagreement as well, to grow even stronger in the future because we share the same dreams…because the values that unite us are much stronger than the differences that divide us,” he said in his address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual policy conference

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