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Barack Obama Slaps Israel In The Face

by @ 11:20 pm on March 25, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, Israel, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

This is just embarrassing:

For a head of government to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip viewed in Jerusalem as a humiliation.

After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at the White House, consult with advisers and “let me know if there is anything new”, a US congressman, who spoke to the Prime Minister, said.

“It was awful,” the congressman said. One Israeli newspaper called the meeting “a hazing in stages”, poisoned by such mistrust that the Israeli delegation eventually left rather than risk being eavesdropped on a White House telephone line. Another said that the Prime Minister had received “the treatment reserved for the President of Equatorial Guinea”.

Left to talk among themselves Mr Netanyahu and his aides retreated to the Roosevelt Room. He spent a further half-hour with Mr Obama and extended his stay for a day of emergency talks to try to restart peace negotiations. However, he left last night with no official statement from either side.

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Newspaper reports recounted how Mr Netanyahu looked “excessively concerned and upset” when he pulled out a flow chart to show Mr Obama how Jerusalem planning permission worked and how he could not have known that the announcement that hundreds more homes were to be built would be made when Mr Biden arrived in Jerusalem.

Mr Obama then suggested that Mr Netanyahu and his staff stay at the White House to consider his proposals so that if he changed his mind he could inform the President right away. “I’m still around,” the daily newspaper Yediot Aharonot quoted Mr Obama as saying. “Let me know if there is anything new.”

With the atmosphere so soured by the end of the evening, the Israelis decided that they could not trust the telephone line they had been lent for their consultations. Mr Netanyahu and Ehud Barak, his Defence Minister, went to the Israeli Embassy to ensure that the Americans were not listening in.[

This is how our President treats a nation that, along with Great Britain, has been our most loyal ally ?

8 Responses to “Barack Obama Slaps Israel In The Face”

  1. Vast Variety says:

    Israel is not our ally.

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  3. VivaHST says:

    Agree with Vast. We should protect Israel if it is actually in mortal danger (unlikely) but realize that most of the time Israel hinders America.

  4. Let's Be Free says:

    Obama doesn’t want anyone to have power, to exercise authority, other than himself. It is his way, his control or the highway. Notice how he came into office with antiwar credentials, and after posting the cover of his apology tour he’s become a first-class thug. The man is menace.

  5. tfr says:

    Yah, I have to agree… Obama is a real jerk. He gives some trivial lip service to “working together” or “bipartisanship” or whatever he’s calling it. He holds occasional show events to highlight how much of a team player he is, then turns his back when things don’t go his way.

  6. Justin Bowen says:

    I’ve never understood the fetish that so many people have with Israel. What has it ever done to actually deserve the support of the American people? What? Have elections? The country was borne out of terrorism and conquest, flouts international laws, treats the Palestinians like shit, and is generally just arrogant. It’s as much of a problem as any other problematic nation (including the US).

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  8. Fred J Harris says:

    Our antisemetic princeling has spoken. Watchout little Jews you will get kicked if our President is around.

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