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Netanyahu offers awkward congrats to Obama
 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that in a few short months, Iran will likely be 90 percent of the way toward building a nuclear weapon.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that in a few short months, Iran will likely be 90 percent of the way toward building a nuclear weapon.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a longtime friend of defeated GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, appeared with U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro Wednesday to offer his (reportedly awkward) congratulations to President Obama for winning re-election. Netanyahu offered "all the standard congratulations" — and a strained handshake to Shapiro — but he wasn't "exactly rooting for the president's re-election, and there's real concern in Israel that this could cost Netanyahu political support or even damage the alliance so important to Israel's security."

 

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