Skip to comments.White House 'Damage Control' for Obama's Israel Rebuff
Posted on 09/12/2012 4:04:37 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
Within hours after President Barack Obama turned down Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's request to meet on the sidelines of a United Nations General Assembly gathering in New York, White House officials were working on damage control for Obama's re-election campaign.
By late Tuesday, the White House made sure media outlets were fully informed the two leaders had spent an hour-long phone call discussing the Iranian nuclear threat. The call, framed as part of their ongoing consultations, nevertheless was unplanned and clearly was a response to the instant coverage of Obama's rejection of Israel's greatest ally.
It did nothing to hide Obama's cold response to Israel's routine request for a meeting on the sidelines of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly gathering. It will be the first time an Israeli head of state will attend the gathering, in fact, without meeting with an American counterpart.
The White House attempted to spin the matter with a denial that any formal offer for a meeting had been made:
"Contrary to reports in the press, there was never a request for Prime Minister Netanyahu to meet with President Obama in Washington, or was a request for a meeting ever denied, the statement read.
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
GREAT JOB OBAMA.
Snubbing Israel’s leader in an election year.
Idiots at the DNC showing Russian warships to honor American military.
Saying “NO!” at the DNC THREE TIMES to God and Jerusalem.
Keep it up Barry; you’re doing a GREAT job.
Speaking of which, the news reported that 7 people show up for ONE JOB in some cities. 3.5 on average.
Great economy, Obama. Thanks a lot.
Thanks for nothing.
Your attempts to destroy America are indeed working.
anyone want to tell me why intellegence didnt see Egypt comming ..just last week this administration was looking at selling them arms to use against Israel.Is Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood chanting “we are all Osama”..Our government should have seen this comming. Obama and HIllary should have seen it comming...
most of the country didnt watch the convention and dont know what is going on
“Obama getting bad press in Israel BIG TIME. “
Too bad is has no effect on the majority of Jewish kool aid dringers here that vote. It makes one think that the Jews do have a death wish.
First, the Obama administration refuses to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister so President Obama can go on the Letterman Show, then the Obama Administration *APOLOGIZES* for “hurting Muslim feelings” right before our ambassador is murdered in Libya!
So much for Obama’s foreign policy prowess (so says the MSM).
Well we can depend upon NBC / CNN / ABC / CBS to tell ...
oh wait, they’re covering for the Democrats.
And so, as you say, much of the country will remain blindly uninformed.
Obama and HIllary should have seen it comming...
They did.................everything's going according to plan
Great video on Obama’s dismal treatment of Israel.
Islam is a murderous political systemP>Allah got insulted....geez....
Thanks! He and the terrorist group WeatherUnderground have the same foreign policy goals. How utterly horrifying.
We have to get this guy out of office. These are very disturbing times.
From a political perspective, we need to keep the criticisms of this administration coming fast and incessantly, from every direction we can. They appear to have a hard time dealing with acute issues that they haven’t developed some ‘spin’ for.
>>Too bad is has no effect on the majority of Jewish kool aid dringers here that vote. It makes one think that the Jews do have a death wish.
Know the election results in advance, do you?
“Know the election results in advance, do you?”
I’m simply going on my personal experience with the Jews I know and 80% will vote for this pos again.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
This is nearly as big as insulting the Brits over the Olympics. Now where is the capital of Israel Barak?
Pray for America
I used to belong to a local Jewish-Christian dialogue group which could be better described as fifteen liberals & me in the same room.
If I supported prayer in public schools, that made me a Klan-loving Nazi (this is South Carolina).
If I supported Israel, I was a Bible thumping hayseed who wanted to eat popcorn while watching the battle of Armageddon.
If I objected to gay “rights” then I was wrong & so is the Bible!
Ironically, the two rabbis who attended wound up in the conservative corner with me, and the priest was an insufferable gay lefty who hated the Pope. Out of there!
Good points. Just about sums up Mr. O.
Romney campaign better MAKE SURE the country sees footage of all of this.
I can’t , for the life of me, understand why that image isn’t being plastered EVERYWHERE
I think our government saw it coming and allowed it to go forward. I think Mrs. Clinton and Mr. O knew knew exactly. An incredibly sad time for America. No patriotism and no leadership from this administration.
My thoughts EXACTLY! God save America and deliver us from this regime.
A phone call doesn’t change the fact that Bibi specifically asked for and was rejected in his request for a face-to-face meeting with Bammy.