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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.


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KEYWORDS: israel; netanyahu; romneynetanyahu
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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: 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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