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!