Jerusalem - Israeli Official Says Obama ‘Should Leave Us Alone’

Published on: July 29th, 2014 at 04:28 PM

Jerusalem - Israeli’s Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel criticized President Obama’s recent comments regarding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

CBS News out of Washington D.C. ( ) reports in an interview with Israel Army Radio Ariel directed his comments to Obama stating, “Leave us alone. Go focus on Syria.”

He further stated that Obama’s discussions for Israel to begin an immediate ceasefire are “outrageous.”

“[W]e never thought it would be the Americans who would lead the pressure,” Ariel said.

White House officials have stated some Israelis have launched a “misinformation” campaign against Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to the state to secure a ceasefire.

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