Poor Benjamin Netanyahu! The world is ignoring him and he is having a “hissy fit”! I see he has not lost his “huff and puff” rhetoric! In response to the three rocket attacks from Gaza that caused no injuries or damage, he made a statement he hopes the world will respond to….….” “It will be interesting to see if this silence continues when we use all our strength in exercising our right to defend ourselves,” Netanyahu said. “It should be clear: The hypocrisy that is sweeping the world will not chain our hands from defending the citizens of Israel.” It has been reported that supporters of the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for these rocket attacks, not Hamas. Hamas is trying to crackdown on this group. The Israeli military did strike the Gaza Strip with rockets. Thankfully, there were no injuries or immediate damage there either. I do not condone the rocket strikes on Israel. I understand Israel must defend itself. That is a whole other issue.
The issue is Netanyahu’s ego! Ever since his “dubious” re-election as Prime Minister, “the world” has been silent around him. Has he asked himself why? Netanyahu needs to “contemplate” his actions prior to his election. When he interferes in other country’s foreign policy, goes to one of those countries Congress and makes a speech against the policies of their President (when he knows perfectly well the President did not approve this visit or speech), what does he expect?
When, during his election campaign he tells “the world” he will not agree to a two-state solution for peace between Israel and Palestine as long as he rules. When he uses “fear mongering” to pit some Israeli citizens against other Israeli citizens to win votes, what does he expect? When he makes “racist” remarks, what does he expect?
Netanyahu blames everyone but himself for the “cold shoulder” he is getting from “the world”. He still doesn’t understand his actions have caused other countries in “the world” to doubt his ability to lead and his “trustworthiness”. If he cries “Wolf!” too many times, he may be ignored completely!
The United States has always said they support the people of Israel. I hope Netanyahu doesn’t do anything more to undermine this support for the people of his own country!