A Maariv cartoonist captures the shame of Barack Obama’s UN performance, at which he stood tall for Israel, even taller than Bibi Netanyahu. In fact, Israeli columnist Nahum Barnea called the U.S. president “Israel’s ambassador to the UN.”
This, of course, is welcome news in an Israel used to international isolation and opprobrium. What no one’s apparently told Maariv’s readers and all Israelis is that Obama’s speech fell flat with everyone outside of Avigdor Lieberman and Aipac. What Israelis should be doing is not celebrating the sycophancy of Barack Obama, but the fact that his speech dropped like a lead balloon outside of the narrow pro-Israel circles in which it was heralded.
The Hebrew caption reads:
Barack Strikes (or “Barak’s Blow”)
It was supposed to be one of the most difficult weeks in the history of the State. A signpost toward national decline and an unprecedented developing international isolation. Then Barack Obama saved the day.
H/t Didi Remez.