US, Israel: Obama-Netanyahu Transcript Fake

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 06:40 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A leaked transcript of a conversation between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu don't "bear any resemblance to reality," the White House said Tuesday.

Netanyahu's office also said the transcript is fake.

"We have seen these reports, and neither the reports nor the alleged transcript bear any resemblance to reality," said National Security Council Spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan.

"It's shocking and disappointing that someone would sink to misrepresenting a private conversation between the president and the prime minister in fabrications to the Israeli press."

Netanyahu's office issued a similar statement via Twitter:





The U.S. National Security Council and the U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, issued the same tweets, word-for-word, as those made by Netanyahu's office.

The transcript quotes Netanyahu as saying, "Qatar and Turkey are the biggest supporters of Hamas. It's impossible to rely on them to be fair mediators." Obama's response, according to the transcript, is, "I trust Qatar and Turkey. Israel is not in the position that it can choose its mediators."

The transcript has angered members of the Israeli press, but is only part of its criticism of the United States' role in peace negotiations with Hamas, which has been firing rockets at Israeli cities for weeks. Israel has shot most of them down, and began a ground attack in Gaza on July 17.

Critics say Kerry's proposal actually would strengthen Hamas' position by suggesting that Qatar pay the salaries of Hamas civil servants. The United States has long urged Qatar to end its relationship with Hamas, which the United States labels a terrorist organization.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Scotland Rejects Independence, Votes to Stay in United Kingdom

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 01:24 AM

Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom, spurning independence in a historic referendum that had worried allie . . .

Early Results Show Scots Vote Against Independence

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 22:37 PM

Early returns Friday showed Scotland voting against declaring independence from the United Kingdom. . . .

Senate Dems Block Cruz Bill to Strip Citizenship From Terrorists

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 22:26 PM

The Senate has refused to consider Sen. Ted Cruz's bill that would strip Americans of their citizenship for joining the  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved