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  1/17/2013, Shevat 6, 5773

Obama's Interference Ineffective, Says Ex-Envoy

Israel's former ambassador in the United States and France, Dr. Meir Rosenne, thinks President Barack Obama's attempt to influence Israeli elections will not have an effect on Israeli voters.

Dr. Rosenne told Arutz Sheva that the tense relationship between Obama and Binyamin Netanyahu is mostly an outward appearance. "The United States needs Israel; we are its ally in the Middle East," he explained. "And we must say that despite the supposedly tense relations between the two countries lately, as far as security is concerned, the cooperation is stronger than ever."