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Netanyahu, Romney to Speak Friday
Weekly Standard ^ | SEP 28, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 09/28/2012 12:11:48 AM PDT by kingattax

THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has scheduled a phone call for late morning Friday with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

President Obama refused to meet with Netanyahu on his trip to the United States, and the Israeli government presumably thought a meeting with the opposition candidate in the absence of one with the sitting president would be too provocative. But there was apparently an eagerness on the Israeli prime minister's part to talk with Romney in order to help win as broad American support as possible for the red lines he outlined in his United Nations speech with respect to the Iranian nuclear program.

As for Romney, he expects to explore Netanyahu's understanding of the red lines, and also, we are told, wants to hear Netanyahu's perspective on developments elsewhere in the Middle East.

Apparently at the request of both principals, neither of their offices has put a hard-stop on their schedules for this call, so the discussion is likely to be both substantive and substantial.

It will be interesting to hear the readouts tomorrow from both the Netanyahu and Romney camps after the "principals only" phone call—and to see the White House reaction, as well.

In the summer, Netanyahu hosted Romney in Israel for dinner, hours after Romney delivered an address in Jerusalem.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; netanyahu; romneynetanyahu

1 posted on 09/28/2012 12:11:52 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
Wow, Romney has time for a major ally. How strange is that? Clearly not 'presidential,' if the standard therefor is derived from the last 4 years.

I hope he leverages this on political/campaign terms. The potential is certainly there.

Bibi plus Romney= more testicles than Obama plus his entire cabinet*

*I guess that's true of both Romney and Bibi alone, but still...
2 posted on 09/28/2012 12:15:50 AM PDT by verum ago (Note to self: check the date, stupid!)
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To: verum ago

Are you insinuating that Janet Napolitano does not in fact have testicles?

With regard to Bibi, good move, just go over our ridiculous little piece of trash president’s head, he’s ****ing useless.


3 posted on 09/28/2012 12:41:31 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: kingattax

Good.

It seems Bath House Barry was too busy.


4 posted on 09/28/2012 12:46:25 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: verum ago

Whoops, I meant to direct that to post # 2, sorry.


5 posted on 09/28/2012 12:50:21 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
It seems Bath House Barry was too busy...

I'm sure you are absolutely correct!

... but it WON'T prevent the O'regime from having Holder arrest Romney for violating the Logan Act. He'll be released on November 7 on his own recognizance... and nothing else will come of it.

6 posted on 09/28/2012 1:15:10 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: chris37
he’s ****ing useless

Could I buy just one more vowel?

7 posted on 09/28/2012 1:18:51 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: kingattax

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/us/politics/mitt-romney-and-benjamin-netanyahu-are-old-friends.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


8 posted on 09/28/2012 1:20:59 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: C210N

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has finally laid out the plans for bilateral meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet with him tonight in New York and President Obama will place a phone call to him, likely on Friday.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/israeli-pm-will-get-phone-call-from-obama/

Since Obama finally decided to talk to PM Netanyahu, now Romney can. Somebody on FOX said that is why Obama didn’t meet with any heads of state— because then Romney would be entitled to.


9 posted on 09/28/2012 1:29:08 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: kingattax

Guess the sour milk heifers on “The View” were all booked up.


10 posted on 09/28/2012 2:36:08 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Mitt who? I'm voting for Ryan.")
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To: kingattax
Works for me ...... Imagine the sudden shift in perception of strength with a Romney America/Netanyahu Israel Alliance. Photobucket Interesting contrast analysis of the body language shown between Netanyahu and Obama's here .... Obama and Netanyahu’s Body Language Reveal They Can’t Stand One Another ... http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/obama-and-netanyahus-body-language-reveal-they-cant-stand-one-another/
11 posted on 09/28/2012 2:54:34 AM PDT by IwaCornDogs ("There Will Be Bamboozeling" ~ Nobama 08')
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To: IwaCornDogs

Sorry, here’s that link again ~
http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/obama-and-netanyahus-body-language-reveal-they-cant-stand-one-another/


12 posted on 09/28/2012 2:57:04 AM PDT by IwaCornDogs ("There Will Be Bamboozeling" ~ Nobama 08')
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To: verum ago

====I hope he leverages this on political/campaign terms.====

Or in the debates...grin


13 posted on 09/28/2012 3:01:27 AM PDT by Principled (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote for conservative Reps and Senators to stop Romney. [ZET 7/30/12])
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To: kingattax

14 posted on 09/28/2012 3:10:32 AM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: Fred

Lol to the bomb pic. I think this is probably the 4th or 5th version I’ve seen of that photo. And you can definitely tell Barry can’t stand Bibi, sort of like how it would be if Jesus and the Anti-Christ were sitting in the same room.


15 posted on 09/28/2012 3:19:13 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: kingattax

obammy’s supposed to call Friday, also. When he calls it would be great if the secretary told him Bibi was on the other line speaking to Presi.. er Mr. Romney.


16 posted on 09/28/2012 3:35:48 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: IwaCornDogs

Bibi and Mitt have been good friends since they were youngsters working at Boston Consulting Group.


17 posted on 09/28/2012 4:00:51 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: verum ago

I think Romney should say nothing about it other than have a surrogate claim the meeting occurred. Let President Empty Chair guess what went on,,he’s going to make up facts anyway,,,,,,


18 posted on 09/28/2012 4:10:13 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: verum ago

Yeah... I read that the Jewish vote this time around for the Dem’s will only be about 80% instead of the usual 90%. About the same shift is expected with the catholic vote. Yeaaaa, go figure. What’s wrong with these people?


19 posted on 09/28/2012 4:34:51 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: snoringbear

Network News and Unions


20 posted on 09/28/2012 5:25:57 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: kingattax

Well, Geraldo Rivera will no doubt have a meltdown at this news! I have on Fox & Friends, and he was just on. He acknowledged that Netanyahu and Obama don’t like each other, but it’s Bibi’s fault because he is an “incendiary” personality and wants what HE wants. Also, he has been “meddling” in American politics.

Meddle on, Bibi!


21 posted on 09/28/2012 5:34:28 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: All

On a related topic: I would like to know if Obama has allowed Romney to receive his security briefings yet?


22 posted on 09/28/2012 5:35:47 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: kingattax

Romney could learn a thing or two, or three, or four, or five, or six....from Netanyahu. THAT is the kind of LEADER America needs right now, not some wishy washy, spineless, lackluster, RINO pandering to people who aren’t going to vote for him, and spending all his time trying to appease and not offend the opposite side.

It’s time to get down and dirty and throw the mud back at Obama and his side, harder, if not the same, as they are throwing it at Romney, IMO.


23 posted on 09/28/2012 5:57:59 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: kingattax

I was hoping Romney would have made arrangements to meet with him in Person, instead of a phone call...missed opportunity


24 posted on 09/28/2012 6:00:20 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: CatherineofAragon

The “media” routinely ignores the fact (yes, fact) that the US had “meddled” intensively and intenionally in Israeli elections. And, it’s always the “compassionate” liberal Presidents that have no compunctions about “meddling”. Recall that Billy J Clinton sent The Serpent and The Forehead (Carville and Begala) to consult for the Labor party in elections against Likud. Saint Barry of Obama has similarly provided electoral consulting to opposition Israeli parties (particularly Labor and Kadima).

So, in the present world of Protect-Barry-at-All-Costs, Bibi “meddles” by looking out for the interests of his tiny country facing truly existential threats. Meanwhile the folks yelling “Meddler!” have no problems with their protected class actually getting intensively involved in supporting and promoting opposition Israeli candidates!


25 posted on 09/28/2012 6:12:34 AM PDT by nuvista (Obama-care - you think that arrogant Marxist "cares" about you?)
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To: Fred

“I have a buum!”

(In my best Peter Sellers Accent.)


26 posted on 09/28/2012 6:26:27 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: kingattax

Bibi should do us a favor, hop on a plane and do a one on one with Mitt..
Big photo op in two easy chairs, maybe a chart with a red line on it...
Show up the poseur for what he is...
Absent without leave, empty chair, voting present, playing a fiddle...


28 posted on 09/28/2012 6:51:05 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Fred

Very funny...love it!


29 posted on 09/28/2012 6:54:07 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: nuvista

Very illuminating; thanks.


30 posted on 09/28/2012 7:02:15 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Evil Slayer

Woops wrong post. :(


31 posted on 09/28/2012 7:04:33 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: jsanders2001

O is dumb enough to fight against Israel - I would not have been surprised if he came up with a seven-year ‘peace’ deal - of course that will still come, from Europe.


32 posted on 09/28/2012 9:07:46 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: kingattax
Obama will schedule a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu or there will be more crap lies about Romney from these filthy democrats..

I hope Netanyahu tells Obama to go to hell if he comes around for a meeting..

33 posted on 09/28/2012 9:45:37 AM PDT by PLD
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To: CatherineofAragon

OMGosh, I had to turn off the Friends when Geraldo was ranting this morning...how Bibi had intentions of influencing the presidential race inserting himself into our politics or some such nonsense. And just so you all know, he coined the phrase “Benghazigate”...Gretchen gave the credit to someone else and he made sure she was corrected.


34 posted on 09/28/2012 10:08:20 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

I saw that! What an egotistical jerk....it was a pretty awkward moment.


35 posted on 09/28/2012 11:35:08 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Fred

Excellent post. When I was complaining to my wife regarding the childish manner in which the media was treating the Prime Minister’s visual aid, I said that he should have used the obama logo for the display.

Good job.

EODGUY


36 posted on 09/28/2012 2:15:25 PM PDT by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: kingattax

Take that, Barry!


37 posted on 09/29/2012 11:14:44 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Friendofgeorge
I was hoping Romney would have made arrangements to meet with him in Person, instead of a phone call...missed opportunity

Better yet,have a joint press comfrence together.

38 posted on 09/29/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT by painter (Obamahood,"Steal from the working people and give to the worthless.")
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To: kingattax

Romney has no status to be speaking to heads of state. He needs to be quiet and remember his place. He will make a fool of himself....again...and again.


39 posted on 09/29/2012 4:41:27 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: painter

You betcha


40 posted on 09/29/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: snoringbear

A lot of conservatives think that if Republicans promise to go to war with countries hostile to Israel, more Jews will vote Republican. I think that these folks confuse the small number of hawkish Jews in think tanks, defense and foreign policy circles, etc, with Jews on the whole, who tend to be dovish.

In short I don’t think war threats directed at Iran will win the GOP Jewish support on balance, and are more likely to cost it some (not that it gets much anyway).


41 posted on 09/30/2012 9:16:54 AM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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