President Barack Obama has been touting
his bona fides with Israel in the past few days, but New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind isn't buying it.
"President Obama, unfortunately, he's not living in reality," the Democrat said Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto."
"Not with Iran, not with what is going on in the Middle East. He is living in a different planet than we are and watching the events that are unfolding and it's disastrous for the world, disastrous for America."
Obama has said he is hurt that people think he is anti-Israel or anti-Semitic, his former adviser David Axelrod recently said.
And in an Israeli television interview, Obama said he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu often "joust," but have a good relationship.
"Oy vey. We're in trouble," Hikind said, adding that Obama seems obsessed with Netanyahu.
Before the April Israeli elections, Obama and his people were very negative against Netanyahu, hoping he would be defeated, Hikind said. Hikind called Obama's "jousting" comment "insulting."
"We're talking about an existential threat to the state Israel," he said. "He's jousting? He's playing a game? This is fun time? It is just absolutely obnoxious."
Jimmy Carter used to be the worst president in regard to being a friend to Israel, Hikind said, but Obama now has taken that position.
Obama "is the worst president in terms of the relationship with the state of Israel," Hikind said. "When he plays this game, he is endangering Israel."
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