Israeli Chutzpah Reaches New Level with NSA Spying Allegations
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a mantra he's always willing to share with American audiences. "Israel has no better friend than the U.S.," Bibi is fond of saying, "and the U.S. has no better friend than Israel."
Over the last two months, Netanyahu was proven right on the first half of his catchphrase. Despite his unprecedented, all-out effort to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the United States, President Obama nevertheless rewarded Bibi with a White House visit and a pledge to increase the $3 billion in annual American aid to Israel by as much as 50 percent. And just weeks after the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, Iran as required by the P5+1 deal shipped 25,000 pounds of low-enriched uranium to Russia.
But with the revelations that the National Security Agency was monitoring Netanyahu's communications during the Iran negotiations, Bibi's government and his Republican Likudnik allies are shocked--shocked!--to learn that such surveillance is going on. As Michele Bachmann once explained, that's some real "chootzpah." After all, the Netanyahu government has spying on U.S. officials like John Kerry and leaking secret documents for years.
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