Fake - Leaked Transcript of Phone Call between Obama and Netanyahu
Jul 30, 2014
The transcript below, which was translated from Hebrew to English, of a private telephone conversation between United States president Barrack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, published by Israel’s Channel 1, is a fake according to the White House and Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.
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The Leaked Transcript of Phone Call between Obama and Netanyahu
BO = Barrack Obama; BN = Benjamin Netanyahu
BO: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes.
BN: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire?
BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence.
BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel.
BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all its military activities unilaterally. The pictures of destruction in Gaza distance the world from Israel’s position.
BN: Kerry’s proposal was completely unrealistic and gives Hamas military and diplomatic advantages.
BO: Within a week of the end of Israel’s military activities, Qatar and Turkey will begin negotiations with Hamas based on the 2012 understandings, including Israel’s commitment to removing the siege and restrictions on Gaza.
BN: Qatar and Turkey are the biggest supporters of Hamas. It’s impossible to rely on them to be fair mediators.
BO: I trust Qatar and Turkey. Israel is not in the position that it can choose its mediators.
BN: I protest because Hamas can continue to launch rockets and use tunnels for terror attacks –
BO: (interrupting Netanyahu) The ball’s in Israel’s court, and it must end all its military activities.
The U.S. National Security Council Denying the Transcript is Real
“We have seen reports of an alleged POTUS-Netanyahu transcript; neither reports nor alleged transcript bear any resemblance to reality
Shocking and disappointing someone would sink to misrepresenting a pvt convo between POTUS and PM in fabrications to Israeli press 2/2”
The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office Denying the Transcript is Real
“We have seen these reports, and neither the reports nor the alleged transcript bear any resemblance to reality. 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”
But, the Channel 1 reporter who published the transcript says PM-POTUS transcript is legitimate and is only a part of the entire conversation. The reporter also alleges that the transcript was leaked by a senior American official.
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