Daily Israel Report

Danon: Obama Wasn't Good for Israel

Israel is not interfering with the U.S. election, but it’s important to admit that Obama was not good for Israel, says MK Danny Danon.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 11/7/2012, 2:15 AM

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Israel is not interfering with the U.S. election, but it’s important to admit that President Barack Obama was not good for Israel, MK Danny Danon said on Tuesday.

“We do not interfere but we can now say that President Obama was not good for Israel. We should not be hypocrites and say that everyone is good,” Danon told Arutz Sheva.

“Obama supported Islam and he paid a very heavy price, he lost sympathy among the Jewish community and in Israel, and many Christians are disappointed in him as well," he added.

Danon said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has never expressed his opinion on which candidate he supports, despite criticism by political opponents that he openly supported Mitt Romney.

“It’s a very close race right now,” he said. I spoke to people who are running for Congress and for the Senate. It’s very close and Obama has an advantage, but we’ll wait. The Prime Minister is following the election. He was careful not to interfere in the elections but to tell the truth it was not easy with President Obama.”

Danon also referred to the reports that former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former Kadima chairwoman are waiting for the results of the U.S. election in order to decide whether to run in the Israeli election.

“I heard about all these undecided people who are sitting on the fence for a long time,” he said. “I suggest that they stay at home and continue to be undecided. No one is waiting for Olmert and Livni, and perhaps it would be best if Romney wins and they will remain at home for good.”