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Democratic assemblyman slams Obama who is 'desperate' for a foreign policy accomplishment at Israel's expense.

Eliran Aharon, Ari Yashar, | updated: 10:09

President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama
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Arutz Sheva got the chance to speak with Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-NY) about the fallout between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, which historians have assessed as being "unprecedented."

Hinting at the Senate probe investigating whether Obama funded the V15 campaign against Netanyahu, Hikind remarked that Obama "worked very very hard" to try and prevent Netanyahu from succeeding - which in the end he did, outpacing Labor by 30 seats to 24.

The Democratic assemblyman admitted "I don't understand Obama, you know he's a little bit out of control." However, he added that the relationship between Israel and the US is "going to be fine" despite the personal dispute Obama has fueled.

"Obama is more difficult, I think now he's very very upset, but he's upset - it's silly to be honest - he's upset that Obama lost, the people of Israel won, it's a democracy," he noted.

Hinting at Obama's own elections, Hikind noted that he won in a campaign in which "many things were done, some of them controversial even by the Democratic party."

Defending Netanyahu's opposition to the Iran nuclear deal being formulated, Hikind remarked that the prime minister "doesn't work for Barack Obama, he does what's good for the people of Israel."

He noted that Obama doesn't appear to "get that," instead thinking Netanyahu should follow his will in pursuing an Iran deal, which the assemblyman suggested he is pursuing because "maybe he wants another Nobel prize."

Given that Obama is rapidly becoming a "lame duck" president, Hiking noted he is "desperate to accomplish something" on foreign policy, saying there is "not one thing that the president of the United States can say 'look what I accomplished.'"

Reversing himself, Hikind noted there is one thing Obama accomplished - he unintentionally brought the Saudis and Egyptians closer to Israel by strengthening Iran's position and increasing the shared threat on the three nations.

Speaking about the nuclear deal, the Democratic assemblyman said a dangerous agreement must not be allowed "on the back of Israel." He pointed out that the French are concerned about the deal as well, and when details of it come out he predicted that Democrats and Republicans alike will be upset by the deal.




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