Skip to comments.Israel 'spits in Obama's eye' by announcing new settlements in east Jerusalem
Posted on 03/24/2010 1:19:00 PM PDT by reaganaut1
Municipal officials approved the Jewish housing project in one of Jerusalem's most volatile Palestinian suburbs just hours before Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, met Mr Obama for emergency talks.
US officials had hoped that a meeting between the two leaders could defuse tensions triggered when Israel announced plans to build 1,600 new homes in east Jerusalem's Ramat Shlomo settlement during a visit earlier this month by Joe Biden, the US vice-president.
But in the days leading up to the meeting, Mr Netanyahu defiantly rejected US demands to reverse the expansion of Ramat Shlomo and halt all building in east Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 Six-Day war.
That Israel then approved a new building project, the suspension of which the United States had demanded as long ago as last July, can only have infuriated Mr Obama.
The meeting at the White House was the iciest between an American president and an Israeli premier in recent years. Mr Netanyahu was treated to a series of small but calculated diplomatic slights that left him in no doubt of the White House's displeasure.
There were no photographs before or after the meeting, no questions from reporters and no press briefing or "readout" afterwards.
The honest and straightforward discussion ended with areas of disagreement, according to Robert Gibbs, the White House spokesman, who added that US officials were seeking clarification of Israels plan for a further expansion of Jewish housing..
But an Israeli government spokesman sought to put a brave face on the encounter, saying: the atmosphere was good.
But the evidence suggested it was anything but. The meeting itself was in two parts: an initial 89-minute session followed by a further 35 minutes at Mr Netanyahu's request, after he had consulted his officials.
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In other words, Chicago thug tactics didn't work on Bibi.
We have to go to the foreign press because this is the latest in a series of diss’in Israel. Uncle Joe was unfashionably late to a “dinner” something like 1 1/2 hours, very bad form. And we stopped a shipment of weapons at Diego Garcia that we had already promised them...Bunker Buster Bombs...for some specific purpose I would imagine. LOL.
Guess what problem the President is ignoring that Israel can’t ignore?
Wonder why Israel is hot? Wonder why our press can’t find it’s derriere with a map, night vision goggles, and a pick axe?
Obama is just jealous because Israel has a thriving new home construction industry.
Obama the Anti-Semite.....he must be getting his Israel policy briefings from Jimmy Carter
It’s about time someone stood up to the O. Go Bibi!!
Good for Israel!
You going to explain about how Israel “stole” land and started the war in 1948 here also La Petite Salseron?
Come on. Go ahead. We know you want to! :)
I thought that I was doing you a favor by pinging you to this thread. Looks like I was wrong. :-)
Spit away! And give him a good punch in the eye while you’re at it.
Good for Bibi! Good for Israel! Obama has no more right to tell Israel what to build or not to build in Jerusalem than Bibi has to tell Obama what he can or cannot build in Washington DC.
since when did bambi miss a photo op?
I suspicion, rather, that Bibi said: "NO PHOTOS"
I suspicion he came to take bambi to the woodshed, in person, and impressed upon him that Chi-town thuggery is child's play in the world of grownups.
Also, there's the very real possibility that - given one of - if not THE - best intelligence outfits in the world, bambi may have been apprised of their knowledge and evidence of things that, if (finally) made public, would send bambi slinking back to the streets of Chi-town - if not Jakarta - without his halo.
I'm thinking that we won't be hearing much more bluster from Plugs, Hitlery, bambi or even Mitchell regarding demands on Israel.
If only they really would..(spit in his eye)
That goes for $hitlery too
He’s pretty much telling Obama to “kiss his Ass” only he wanted to do it in person. Obama is putting America in more danger than all Presidents before him combined. He’s a bloody fool!! “Being wise in their own eyes, they became fools” says God Almighty. “Those who Bless Isreal I will bless, those who curse Isreal, I will curse”. CO
The Jewish people don’t “occupy” Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. They live there!
“Killed me that 0 wouldn’t allow his picture to be taken with Netanyahu the other day. Sends the wrong message I guess.”
Perhaps it was Bibi not wanting pictures. His people know Obama is siding with those that would destroy Israel.
Not sure how realistic that is, but that’s been my fantasy too. Would love to see Bibi reach in his pocket and pull out the real or copied BC and the contents of all the hidden docs. I’d give my next paycheck to see something like that go down!
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As even the left wing, anti settler Ha'aertz correctly reports, Israel to U.S.: Latest East Jerusalem building okayed last year , this is old news. The administration knows that, they whined about it last July. Twenty homes, imagine, could be 60 or 70 Jews living there, not something the administration can tolerate.
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