Today, Fox News contributor John Bolton described President Obama as “the most hostile” president towards Israel in that nation's history, a description completely at odds with recent positive comments Israel's own leaders have made about the U.S.- Israel relationship under Obama.
Indeed, Israeli President Shimon Peres recently said nearly the exact opposite, stating that under Obama the nations have enjoyed “the best relationship on the issue of security” in their histories, while foreign minister Ehud Barak has said, “I can hardly remember a better period of support.”
Appearing on America Live to discuss Mitt Romney's planned visit to Israel, former UN ambassador Bolton said that “this president is the most hostile to Israel of any American president since the state of Israel was formed in 1948” and that Obama “has mistreated Israel.”
But in an interview with Charlie Rose this past March, Peres said that Obama “is a great president and a great friend of Israel.”
Appearing on The View, Peres said that “I think under President Obama we have the best relationship on the issue of security. Never was the security or the needs for the means of security better met than today under President Obama. This is a fact.”
In August of last year, foreign minister Barak told Fox's Greta Van Susteren, “I can hardly remember a better period of support, American support and cooperation and similar strategic understanding of events around us than what we have right now.”