Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton called the Obama administration the most hostile presidency ever toward Israel Tuesday during an interview on America’s Newsroom.
Bolton’s remarks came during discussion of Secretary of State John Kerry, who has come under heavy criticism from both sides of the aisle after he was caught on tape saying that Israel could become an “apartheid state” if there was no two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) called for Kerry’s resignation for the remarks, which compared the Jewish state to the former racist political system of South Africa.
“I don’t think there’s any question that the Obama administration has had the worst relationship, the most hostile relationship with Israel than any American presidency since the state of Israel was created,” Bolton said. “I think it’s reflected in comments that Kerry and Obama have made over the past several weeks, in particular blaming the breakdown of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations essentially equally on both sides.”
Fox News host Bill Hemmer asked Bolton if he thought Kerry was anti-Israeli.
“I think he is objectively wrong about what’s going to bring peace and stability to the Middle East and to Israel,” Bolton said.