Skip to comments.Netanyahu, Romney to Speak Friday
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 calland 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.
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!
On a related topic: I would like to know if Obama has allowed Romney to receive his security briefings yet?
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.
I was hoping Romney would have made arrangements to meet with him in Person, instead of a phone call...missed opportunity
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!
“I have a buum!”
(In my best Peter Sellers Accent.)
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...
Very funny...love it!
Very illuminating; thanks.
Woops wrong post. :(
I hope Netanyahu tells Obama to go to hell if he comes around for a meeting..
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.
I saw that! What an egotistical jerk....it was a pretty awkward moment.
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.
Take that, Barry!
Better yet,have a joint press comfrence together.
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.
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