An official Israeli government Twitter account linked to an article critical of President Obama in a Tuesday tweet, in another sign on ongoing differences between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.
“Israeli official: Obama doesn’t give us same sense Clinton did that he’ll be there if things go bad – Times of #Israel,” the government press office’s official Twitter account wrote.
The Times of Israel article it links quotes an anonymous government official attacking Obama’s policies towards the region, while simultaneously praising former President Bill Clinton. “Clinton made us feel like he had our back,” the official told the newspaper about the 1990s Camp David accords. “When we made concessions that were greater than anything an Israeli government had ever offered, we felt he’d be there if things went bad. Would he have been there? I don’t know. But it felt that way, and it put us in a different frame of mind. President Obama doesn’t give us the same sense that he’d be there.”
The Twitter account does contain a disclaimer that “tweet/RT does not constitute endorsement of view,” however it’s an unusually brazen move from the Netanyahu government.