3. Though shalt not dis thy counterpart.
Obama's image in Israel was scarcely helped when in 2011 he was caught on a hot mic lamenting having to work with Netanyahu on a daily basis. Then, last month, the president reportedly told Goldberg that not only is Netanyahu moving his country toward international isolation, but the Israeli public itself "doesn't know what its best interests are." Jerusalem's education minister was forced to issue an awkward response assuring the president that once reelected, Netanyahu would "know how to work with Obama very well while at the same time safeguarding Israel's interests," thank you very much.
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