Skip to comments.Obama to Visit Israel as Netanyahu Attempts to Form Coalition
Posted on 02/06/2013 7:33:39 AM PST by Nachum
After Benjamin Netanyahu won the Israeli election for Prime Minister in January, he and Obama spoke by phone and discussed the possibility of Obama visiting. Obama will travel to Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) before travelling to Jordan during his time in the region.
National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor said:
The start of the president's second term and the formation of a new Israeli government offer the opportunity to reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel and to discuss the way forward on a broad range of issues of mutual concern, including Iran and Syria.
Obama has been criticized for his refusal to visit Israel as president, often seen as a corollary to his rude treatment of Netanyahu. It has been noted that Obama stopped in Egypt in 2009 soon after he was elected but did not visit Israel.
Last week, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, "This country's commitment to Israel's security is unshakeable. It has been reflected in this administration's commitment to Israel's security, demonstrated by the very specific actions that are unprecedented that have been taken by this administration on behalf of Israel's security."
Carney has also stated that Obama intends to work closely on regional concerns with Palestinian Authority and Jordanian officials.
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How sweet would it be if Netanyahu made Obummer “cool his heels” while Bibi and his wife had dinner. Diss BO!
The trip is scheduled for March 20, just in time to celebrate Naw-Ruz in Tehran with astronaut-wanna-be Imadinnerjacket.
You're on. He's gonna go up to the Mosque on the temple mount and go full Muslim prostrate on a mat towards Mecca.
Isnt that the same thing?
I wonder if he will present a seven-year peace agreement to Israel and the Muzzies.
Barry IS a desolator, but too ugly and unintelligent to be THE Desolator.
Between a deep "Japanese" style bow and getting on his knees, putting his head on the ground?
Ahh....a full fledged muzzie prayer position. But he’s not a Muslim!!!
Sorry, Netanyahu has too much class to act like a jackass...
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