Benjamen Netanyahu’s news media revealed that his pick for a new Communications Director may have over stepped his political boundaries.
Mr. Ran Baratz, a 42 year old philosophy lecturer, has the task of improving Israel’s reputation in the world. He’s been assigned to represent Israel’s Public Diplomacy and Media Departments for the State.
In a Facebook entry last March, Baratz said Obama’s response to a speech by Netanyahu to the U.S. Congress, during which he criticized the emerging Iran deal, “was what modern anti-Semitism looks like in Western and liberal countries.”
Baratz feels that Obama acts as if Israel’s President is not important enough to assassinate. Obama said at the time that no one could dispute that Iran had repeatedly “engaged in the most venomous of anti-Semitic statements”. But, the president said, Netanyahu offered no viable alternatives to the core issue, which is how do we prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon?
Granted, the Nuclear Deal is a major disagreement between Obama and President Netanyahu. Obama wants a legacy and Netanyahu wants to keep his country, a big difference!
Mr. Baratz hacked a criticism about John Kerry on Facebook also. He wrote that the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, has the mentality of a 12 year old.
Baratz termed as “comical” remarks Kerry made on the occasion of a Muslim holiday, when he said Middle East leaders had told him feelings stirred by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were a factor in Islamic State recruitment.
“This is the time, then,” Baratz wrote, “to wish the secretary of state success and count down two years on the calendar with the hope that someone in the State Department will then wake up and begin to see the world through the eyes of a man with a mental age above 12.”
The U.S. State Department did not immediately comment on Thursday when asked about the remarks.
Netanyahu is taking a trip soon to the U.S. to settle the fierce disappointments and grievances of the Iran Nuke deal with Obama.
President Netanyahu will meet with Mr. Baratz upon his return to discuss his Facebook comments.