More like speaking truth to vain, ignorant posing (which isn’t as pithy):
“As Prime Minister of Israel, I do not understand the criticism – Arabs in Jerusalem buy apartments and no one bothers them or rules them out. By the same token, I’m not going to say to Jews not to buy in Jerusalem, including in Silwan – we cannot have discrimination – this approach is unacceptable to me.
“It is the right of Jews to buy an apartment in Jerusalem – I stand firm by my decision, there will not be a situation where Jews will not be able to buy an apartment in Jerusalem,” the prime minister reiterated.
I’m sure Bibi was diplomatic when speaking to Barack:
Israeli public radio quoted Netanyahu as telling Obama in talks in Washington Wednesday to “study the facts and details before making statements” about the building plan.
“It’s worth learning the information properly before deciding to take a position like that,” he said of the statement.
In a parallel universe, there is a world which celebrates the return of Jews to their ancestral homeland. That we lived to see it, that a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its capital existed, would be considered a miracle in that world.
We’re stuck with this one. At least, for every Obama there is a Netanyahu.