Skip to comments.Early frost? White House gives chilly response to proposed Obama-Netanyahu meeting
Posted on 09/11/2012 11:37:48 AM PDT by pabianiceEdited on 09/11/2012 2:17:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The White House has brushed aside an offer by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet with President Obama later this month, Israeli officials told Fox News. The apparent snub came despite a state of heightened alert over Irans nuclear program and the possibility of Israeli action.
Sources said Netanyahu, though he plans to be in New York City during his brief stay, was offering to travel to D.C. to make the meeting happen. However, the White House apparently said Obamas tight schedule the president is in the middle of a feverish campaign schedule -- would make a meeting difficult.
The turn-down comes amid increasing international anxiety about Irans nuclear program. The U.N. reportedly has found new intelligence showing Iran is moving toward nuclear weapon capability.
But the exchange between the White House and the prime ministers office is the most recent in what is seen as a cool, if not strained, relationship between Obama and Netanyahu, despite Israel being considered one of the United States closest allies.
One well-placed Jewish-American leader told Fox News that the White House has not yet fully ruled out moving things around on the schedule in order to accommodate Netanyahu but that as of now, Obama is scheduled to be on the campaign trail during the window of time when Netanyahu can make it to Washington.
Romney would be worse so... (sarc)
Rush is reporting storming of U.S. embassy in Cairo, U.S. flag down, black flag of jihad up.
If there was EVER any doubt in people’s minds about where Obama stands on Israel, they should be no more question.
What a piece of slime. The DNC should have saved their trouble and just kept the “capital of Jerusalem” language out of the platform.
There can be only one explanation of Romney’s not being 10 points ahead of Obama. Half of the public hates Jews and/or The USA.
Egypt: Ally (as they storm our embassy)
Israel: Enemy (Jews, after all)
We know who 0bama is.
Why didn’t the pos-in-chief just leave Israel out of the democratic platform. He doesn’t believe it should survive as a nation.
“The bombing begins in five minutes.”
“Half of the public hates Jews and/or The USA.”
The JEWS of the USA hate the Jews of Israel. Pretty tough to overcome that.
Obama must have accurate internal polling showing party/vacation/crying jag over in 57 days. This is straight up dereliction of duty as CIC.
Well, he did say that if the political winds turn ugly - “ I will side with Islam” . . .
What a ****ing little maggot.
More and more I find myself wanting to actually move to Israel.
I am not even kidding.
When the day of days comes, and I believe it is very near, I want to win or die with the good guys.
And America ain’t the good guys.
No it’s addiction to government support...I guess it is like cocaine.
Well, what's it all about, Debbie? Debbie? Hello? Debbie? Are you there? Debbie?
I think Romney should announce an offer to meet with him TODAY for the same day Netanyahu wanted to meet with Obama. It would show that Obama does NOTHING, and that Obama has no interest in havig an alliance with Israel.
Ignorant American Jews need to know which presidential candidate really has their interests at heart.
Netanyahu should have invited The Won to a round of golf.
O must have a tee time for later today?
Bibi is in a delicate spot, as it would be potentially bad for Israel to make support-for-Israel a GOP-only phenomnia — but I am not sure the charade of Dhim support for Israel is worth it.
And, I do think frank talk about Obama from Bibi might be listened to.
He's too busy destroying the world and handing the power over to our enemies. What a discrace!
“The JEWS of the USA hate the Jews of Israel”
Bit strong of a statement.
More like too many are indifferent.
Why is Netanyahu trying to meet with the enemy?
Too busy for Israeli PM counterpart
This president is egomaniac
Natanyahu seems to be in Jerusalem today.
And this happens on September 11th, too.
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.
This certainly sounds like Israel was going to tell him they’re about to attack. If that’s the case, I’m glad obama didn’t meet with him. If he tells obama anything obama will warn all the muslim nations.
By not meeting with Net it also gives him cover. He can say he had no idea Israel was about to attack.
The effect is the same.
No word of this on the web...
The bombing should start in 5 minutes
I also keep thinking of aliyah.
If Zero is re-elected I’d much rather be in Israel.
wow, that was exactly my first thought too
“...Half of the public hates Jews and/or the USA...”
I think it’s more that half of the public is too stupid and ignorant to care - remember Rome’s bread and circus to keep the plebians content to be ruled? Well, now it’s the sports, and all the electronics (Facebook, utube, realistic video games) and government freebies that act as giant pacifiers so that half just don’t care. It is SOO sad - the apathy shown by these so called Americans to not properly inform thenselves is heart breaking.
Israel just wanted to announce they are about to bomb Iran to see how long it taked obamma mamba jamma lenin khomeini to leak it..
However, the president cleared his schedule to welcome the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt.
That is certainly a possibility.
We have left our ally with no other option that I can see but to utterly decimate Iran.
I cannot believe we have turned our back on them.
We, the country who defeated Adolf Hitler, is now an ally of Adolf Hitler.
I am so disgusted, I am at a loss for words to describe how I feel about my country.
There don’t seem to be words strong enough to qualify,
I think I’ll just remain silent.
Not a surprise, I was in Israel in mid June for my sisters wedding, Israelis DESPISE Obama, they know that he is dangerous. I have family in Israel they are praying that Romney wins(They know he is Pro Israel) Id like to ask again, Jews, how the hell can you continue to vote for this Anti Israel jackass!
>>>>Rush is reporting storming of U.S. embassy in Cairo, U.S. flag down, black flag of jihad up.
>>No word of this on the web...
On September 11, the Muslim in the White House shows exactly whose side he is on. I guess by spitting in Bibi/Israel’s face and disgracing America, he’s showing those Islamics that still want to destroy us and that are ripping down the American flag in Egypt that America “doesn’t hold a grudge” or something like that. I can’t say what I want to say next .....
He made a video for the Arab Forum but he’s too busy?
My fellow American Jews aren’t ignorant. In fact, many are educated far, far beyond their ability to understand. No. Most of my fellow American Jews are brain-damaged. They truly believe that being seen as a good liberal is more important than anything else. Freedom. Safety of the U.S. Safety of themselves personally. Safety of their children. Anything else. Thus, they are a lost cause.
Obama is a fraud and should be kicked out of office ASAP for national security reasons alone.
This would undoubtedly be the truth, what with presidential attendance at intelligence briefings now apparently a thing of the past...
I thought Romney and Netanyahu are long time friends.
It is over a film being produce here that insults Mohammad.
“More like too many are indifferent.”
Particularly American Jews seem to value their Fabian socialist politics and want the issue of Israel to just “go away”.