Uri Ariel to Obama: “Leave Us Alone”


uri-arielA top Israeli official wants President Barack Obama to stop meddling with the Jewish state during its conflict with Hamas in Gaza. Speaking to Israel’s Army Radio, Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel criticized Obama telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that there should be an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

“Leave us alone,” Ariel told Army Radio, recting his words at Obama. “Go focus on Syria.”

“Building on Secretary Kerry’s efforts, the President made clear the strategic imperative of instituting an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire that ends hostilities now and leads to a permanent cessation of hostilities based on the November 2012 ceasefire agreement,” the White House said in a statement, adding that the president reiterated that Israel has a right to defend itself from rocket attacks from Hamas.

Ariel told Army Radio that Israel’s offensive should be more aggressive.

“It was obvious that international pressure would mount eventually,” Ariel stated. “We should have acted faster, harder and with more determination. The rocket threat needs to be tackled. The tunnel threat is being addressed, but it is not enough.”

Ariel claimed that the pressure from the White House for an immediate ceasefire was “outrageous” and would “help Hamas,” according to Breitbart News.

“[W]e never thought it would be the Americans who would lead the pressure,” Ariel told Army Radio.

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  1. Yeah obama…leave them alone and leave us alone too…Can’t wait for you to finish your term…on with it. Longest eight years of our lives……

  2. O’bama said ” i have israel’s back” that means when things are not going good and international opinion is against you, america as israels friend will have their back. according to the recording of obama and netanyahu he said international opinion based on pics from gaza is anti israel and therfore israel must stop its attacks. this guy is delusional

  3. Note that “Israel has a right to defend itself from rocket attacks from Hamas.”

    THe wording is not accidental. The White House position is clear: we have the right to defend ourselves, but not to mount any offensive that might neutralize the danger forever.

    That’s why Iron Dome is OK, but Protective Edge is not.


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