US-Israel rift widening over Syria, Iran: Analyst

US President Barack Obama (L) speaks at a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington on September 30, 2013.

US President Barack Obama (L) speaks at a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington on September 30, 2013.
Thu Oct 3, 2013 4:59PM GMT
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An analyst says US President Barack Obama’s disregard for Israel’s “red lines” on Iran and Syria is indicative of a widening gap between Washington and Tel Aviv.

“The US has just backed away from every Israeli ‘red line’ – Syria, Iran – and has even begun pushing for a Palestinian settlement again,” Gordon Duff wrote in a column for Press TV on Wednesday.

In his joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington on September 30, US President Barack Obama refused to blame Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons against civilians, Duff said.

Duff said Obama simply said the “indiscriminate, horrible weapons” must be taken out of Syria.