Netanyahu Tags Trump’s Kids In “Thank You” Tweet

Says it all, doesn’t it? The Washington Post reports:

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted messages Wednesday showing his support for Israel and accusing President Obama of making inflammatory statements and damaging relations between Israel and the United States. Trump tweeted that he could no longer allow Israel to be treated with disdain and urged Israel to “stay strong” until he takes office on Jan. 20.

In response Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted: “President-elect Trump, thank you for your warm friendship and your clear-cut support for Israel!” The tweet included Israeli and U.S. flags and tagged two of Trump’s children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

The messages came hours before Secretary of State John F. Kerry was scheduled to give a speech outlining the Obama administration’s vision for resolving the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. On Friday, the United States, in a break with a long-standing policy, decided not to use its veto power to prevent the passage of a United Nations Security Council resolution criticizing Israeli settlements.

  • Kevin Perez

    ..shocked face goes here..

  • crewman

    Netanyahu (and by extension, Israel) is pursuing a dangerous path by tying it’s relationships to one party only. Do they think that party will be in power forever? And do they think Democrats will forget how we’re being treated?

    • clay

      Netanyahu doesn’t see any gain in any long-term strategy at this point.

      • gaymex1

        He’s an old man. There’s no “me” in a long-term strategy. These old white boys need to go.

      • ByronK

        I’m not sure he’s ever had a long-term strategy other than to block all avenues for peace and a two-state solution.

        • clay

          that’s not a long-term strategy

          • ByronK

            But he’s been acting like it is.

    • timncguy

      Democrats aren’t very good at payback. For a good example, watch them for the next 4 years. Especially in the Senate. They won’t obstruct nearly as expertly as the Republicans do.

      • MonochromeMouse

        Yup, it’s going to take massive civil disobedience to get anything done for the next four years, the few democrats in the senate and house likely won’t have the spine to stand up to Trump so it will be up to the people to refuse to follow any laws he passes that they disagree with.

    • Do Something Nice

      Yep: “Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly told New Zealand’s foreign minister that support for a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlement-building in the occupied territories would be viewed as a “declaration of war”.”

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/28/netanyahu-told-new-zealand-backing-un-vote-would-be-declaration-of-war

    • j.martindale

      A lot of Democrats have a big Jewish constituency. Many are Zionists, and most are very protective of Israel. The Democratic politicians are not uniformly concerned with fairness in the mideast.

    • Mike__in_Houston

      “Yes” to question two.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Kerry is telling Israelis exactly what they need to hear. Isolationism is a stupid path to take.

    • gaymex1

      …especially given their location.

    • Cipher

      There is a serious demographic issue. Israel as a Jewish state will never exist if the right wing insists on absorbing most of the West Bank- unless the Palestinians somehow disappear. There is no end to discord.

      • Rambie

        I’m sure having the Palestinians “disappear” is high on Netanyahu’s task list.

  • clay

    Uhm, children without official position making deals in their head-of-state father’s name? Seems like Israel would know how that’s likely to turn out.

    • Michael R

      Did he just totally slam Jared Kushner ?

  • timncguy

    If Clinton did 1/10 of the crap Trump has done since election day she would be pilloried by the media every day at the top of every newscast and on the front page of every newspaper. But, not Trump. The media will not take him on. They’re afraid of him.

    • Gerry Fisher

      He’s good entertainment. People tune in to watch the circus.

      • Rex

        When do the elephants trample the clowns? That’s what I’m waiting for.

        • clay

          Surprise! this time the clown might trample the elephants!

      • truckproductions

        that’s not true. millions of americans really do support this guy. They don’t care about his antics or his backpedaling etc. They see him taking a “hard stand” for america. They really do believe they are constantly under attack and islam is the main culprit. They are scared. they want an authoritarian figure to stroke their heads and tell them that daddy’s gonna take care of you.

    • AJ Drew

      Ermm… click-bait rules, fear or not.

    • greenmanTN

      Don’cha know? Idiotic and moronic behavior is “good TV,” while all that policy stuff is a major downer and requires too much attention.

      No kidding, I went to the liquor store last night, and the woman behind the counter said something about supporting Trump. I didn’t make it out of the parking lot before I turned around and went back in. I went back in said “I’m gay, and I have good reason, given the people Trump is appointing to to be scared of what is going to happen.” She gave me this watery BS about things being better and “I said, check back with me in four years and let’s just see.”

      I may have spent my last dime there.

  • Sam_Handwich

    little Benji is having a twitter meltdown

    https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/814147320136626176

    • BobSF_94117

      Huh?

    • TuuxKabin

      Waz that mean?

      • Sam_Handwich

        i guess he’s trying to insult Kerry’s looks

        • TuuxKabin

          Petty. Thanks.

        • gaymex1

          That’s what I thought as well.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Please Mr. Handwich, no one needs to see or hear what the little shit thinks. It’s best we forget him altogether.

    • tcinsf

      Standard maturity level of the right wing.
      The whole fucking country has turned into Jr. High.

  • PickyPecker
  • Rex

    Trump will eventually piss off Netanyahu and Israel, as he will most of the world. It’s only a matter of time.

    • Sam_Handwich

      he can quickly patch things up by ordering a bagel from Trump Grill and tweeting a picture

      • gaymex1

        I love my Jews.

        • gaymex1

          Jews are Hagglers.
          One of my daughters is Jewish. It wasn’t in the plan, but I’m glad it happened.
          My friend Marty Davis from Paramount gave me a copy of Mein Kampf and he’s a Jew.
          Etc.

          • Acronym Jim

            “In peace talks with the terrorists Palestinians, I managed to Jew them down to almost no land.”

      • Andymac3

        with extra ham and cheese.

  • Lazycrockett

    I honestly can’t figure out what the hell is going on with Israel at the moment, unless its just Bibi being a total asshole cause he feels slighted. The Obama administration has been the closest and most helpful towards Israel than most others even if Barack and Bibi don’t get along.

    • BearEyes

      Bibi being a total asshole
      slighted – optional

  • mikeinrkfd

    That’s ok Netanyahu, Trump will fail you like he has everyone in his past.

    • Bared Bear

      The unpaid bills due will be crushing.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Natty Enquirer

    Hawks of a feather.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Kill millions together.

  • Paula

    Ben, first a warning! Trump’s favor and magic comes with a heavy price.

    • Christopher

      And Cheetolini will expect to be paid. Paying others…well, not so much.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Someone being isolated in his own country for corruption charges and the only “friend” he’s got left to turn to is Cheetos von Con Man? Bwahahahahahahahhahaa….

    • DesertSun59

      Birds of a feather.

  • coram nobis

    I suppose Bibi will also tweet them when they announce the grand opening of the Trump Holy Sepulcher Hotel on the Temple Mount.

    • OdieDenCO

      serving pulled pork and shell fish daily

      • coram nobis

        The Sepulcher Room itself would make a nice bar and poolroom hangout.

    • Acronym Jim

      Having a hotel would go against the desires of the dominionists. It will be the Trump Grand Temple and Casino.

    • geoffalnutt

      And Casino.

      • coram nobis

        And Bar & Grill. The Last Supper Café and the Gethsemane BBQ Patio would also be huuge hits.

  • JWC

    can’t wait for Obama to leave

    • Silver Badger

      Really wanna try out that new bomb shelter do you?

    • JWC

      I was referring to Trump as the . 5 president Trying to run policy while Obama is still in office

  • Silver Badger

    How will Netanyahu feel when trump’s Nazi friends take over?

    • Natty Enquirer

      All he and Trump have to do is convince them that the Palestinians are the new Jews.

  • Steverino

    Correction: Uday and Raghad.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    Every day is a slap in the face to Eric Trump. Good.

    • ByronK

      There will now be a First Lady, a First Lady-Daughter, a First Slimeball, a First Greaseball, and Tiffany.

      • Blake Mason

        Will call know who the real first lady is… and it isn’t Malaria…

      • geoffalnutt

        That’s ‘First Pole Dancer’, actually.

  • Dwight Williamson

    Netanyahu is a big cry baby. There does need to be a Palestinian homeland. After all Britain and the Americans shoehorned the Jews into the Middle l East because of all the atrocities they suffered in WW2. Knowing how hard life is with no land to claim as your own , it would seem the Israelis would understand the need for parity. The Israelis do not own Jerusalem it belongs to the worldwide community.

  • AJ Drew

    hmm… Ivanka and DT jr, but not Eric, and perhaps more surprisingly, not Jared. Jared supposedly has DT’s ear, and is Jewish, and yet no hashtag for him. Well, then again, no hashtag for DT himself, which is odd, yes?

  • The Professor

    How about we take the $58 billion back?

    • Todd20036

      That’s pocket change. I’ve more than that in my wallet. And it’s not even payday

  • Bared Bear

    An Israeli Prime Minister and a Putin-puppet dictator beloved by Nazis walk into a bar… sounds like a bad joke setup.

    • clay

      sounds like a William Burroughs Hunter S. Thompson novel setup.

      • Bared Bear

        “After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ‘I want to see the manager.'”
        — William S. Burroughs

        • Curieux Bleu

          The ‘manager’ is just down Bethlehem Way at the outskirts, in a whitewash shed. You’ll hear the oxen lowing, and see 3 visitors with tall pointy white hoods getting off their white camels bearing homo-age sacrifices in exchange for Magi oil rights, swearing allegiance to the new King, resting their palms on his holy play book, Mein Kampf.

          And doG saw it verily and Lo and Behold, his mouthpiece Tony Perkins pronounced it ‘The Adoration’.

  • AtticusP

    If this really IS the end times, I hope to Christ I’m NOT raptured: I’ve already spent far too much time with those assholes on THIS planet.

    • Treant

      “Put me the fuck down!”

      • Andymac3

        The Rapture will have to wait, I’m still binge-watching Game of Thrones.

  • DumbHairyApe

    Hey wait a second- what about TiffanyTrump or BartonTrump????

  • Acronym Jim

    Netanyahoo’s mistaken belief of what constitutes liberal ideology and his paranoia were on full display when Bill Maher interviewed him for a segment of Real Time.

    Maher made a joke at the expense of terrorists. The audience laughed and clapped prompting Netanyahoo to exclaim “they are applauding terrorists?”

    You could see Maher literally dumbstruck for a moment before telling his guest “they were laughing at the terrorists, not with them.”

    God help both the Israeli people AND the Palestinians.

    • Bared Bear

      Gah. I didn’t know that he was such a Dubya.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Dear Netanyahu, this is not a monarchy. Also if you think the people who voted for Obama & HIllary are going to forget your distasteful fawning and blatant partisanship, you will be pining for the good old days of having Obama.

  • ryan charisma

    seems perfectly normal.

  • Ninja0980

    He’s an asshole, simple as that.

  • Trump is such a great friend of Israel that a huge number of his supporters want to send all the American Jews there!

  • bkmn

    I fear that Trump won’t be aware of Bibi screwing the US over until it is too late.

    • ByronK

      I think this is where Trump’s narcissism and desperate need for approval becomes dangerous. He will fold to any requests if they are accompanied by flattery and praise. Like a trained dog that can be used to attack on command in exchange for treats, a pat on the head, and a few “good boy!”s.

  • Richard B

    There will be no peace in the Middle East while the antagonist Netanyahu is running Israel. If Trump empowers Netanyahu with our support and a two state solution is off the agenda, I fear the United States will be targeted for more terrorist attacks.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I think that this tweet should be forwarded to every Neo Nazi follower of Trump. Many of them threw a hissy fit just over Trump tweeting Happy Hannukah.

  • Guest

    Sometimes I wonder if everything is on the verge of collapse. How is this acceptable even to his own party, as vile as they all are, when it threatens the protocol which is essential for a functioning government?

  • caphillprof

    I’m getting Netanyahu and Putin confused.

  • Halou

    Trump and Netinyahu together are more likely to guarantee the destruction of Israel than it’s survival, their war hawking Islamophobia is dangerous and they don’t even see it. All the world’s most aggressive antisemites are behind them for a reason.

  • Kelly Lape

    If only Israel knew the only reason these Nazi’s like them is so God can destroy their nation as part of their delusional religious doctrine.

  • BlindBill

    Well now it is clear which son don-the-con was referring to when he called his own son a “retard”

  • justmeeeee

    So what should the Jew-hating white supremacists do now? They don’t know WHAT the fuck to think!

  • Phil in FLL

    Bibi is forgetting something. When deciding whether to side with Israel or Syria, Trump will always stick with his BFF, Vladimir Putin, and Putin’s ally, Syria, which is no friend of Israel. Trump also knows that his “coalition” of American voters cannot stand with nothing more than traditional, mainstream Republicans. The Trump coalition also includes white nationalist or white identitarian voters who like Russians just fine (because they are part of the greater European family), but they are not so wild about Israeli Jews.

    My prediction is that Trump will give the Israelis purely symbolic candy treats (like votes in the U.N.), sort of like how he condescends to Bible-believing Christians with all that “Merry Christmas” bullshit. However, Trump will put the real money behind whomever will suit his own purposes. Trump has stated many times that he is “a big fan of the Kurds” and that he likes Putin. I think that an independent Kurdistan is months away rather than years away. As far as the progressive values that this blog presumably highlights, Putin is a net negative and the Kurds are a net positive, so it’s a mixed bag.

  • JellyDonut

    The KKK is not gonna be pleased….be careful they may boycott the inauguration then who ya got to watch that pig fest?

  • Gianni

    Trump and Netanyahoo – it has gotten really smarmy, really dripping with honey.

  • JCF

    Good thing there’s that impregnable wall between Da Kidz of Trump Org, and the President-(S)elect, huh?