Before leaving the White House, US President Barack Obama talks about the anti-Israel UN resolution and the relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with Channel 2 News.

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Several days before leaving the White House after a tenure of 8 years, US President Barack Obama discussed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with Israeli Channel 2 News and stated that the US is committed to Israel and that Netanyahu always had a friend in the White House.

“I think…that that kind of hyperbole, those kinds of statements don’t have basis in fact,” stated Obama in regards to Israeli accusations that the Obama administration was behind an anti-Israeli ploy at the UN. “They make work well with respect to deflecting attention from the problem of settlements. They may play well with Netanyahu’s political base as well as the Republican base here in the United States but they don’t match up with the facts.”

Obama also responded to accusations that he decided not to veto the anti-Israeli UN resolution only shortly before leaving office. “I’m President until January 20th,” he stated. “I have an obligation to do what I think is right.”