Skip to comments.Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama 'dumped him for dinner'
Posted on 03/25/2010 1:32:44 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
For a head of state to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of.
Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip seen in Jerusalem tonight as a disastrous humiliation.
After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on Jewish settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at the White House, consult with advisors and let me know if there is anything new, a US congressman who spoke to the Prime Minister said today.
It was awful, the congressman said. One Israeli newspaper called the meeting a hazing in stages, poisoned by such mistrust that the Israeli delegation eventually left rather than risk being eavesdropped on a White House phone line. Another said that the Prime Minister had received the treatment reserved for the President of Equatorial Guinea.
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Mr Obama then suggested that Mr Netanyahu and his staff stay on at the White House to consider his proposals, so that if he changed his mind he could inform the President right away. Im still around, the Yediot Ahronot daily quoted Mr Obama saying. Let me know if there is anything new.
With the atmosphere so soured by the end of the evening, the Israelis decided that they could not trust the phone line they had been lent. Mr Netanyahu retired with his defence minister, Ehud Barak, to the Israeli Embassy to ensure the Americans were not listening in.
The meeting came barely a day after Mr Obamas landmark health reform victory. Israel had calculated that he would be too tied up with domestic issues ahead of the mid-term elections to focus seriously on the Middle East.
Is dumping Netanyahu what passes for diplomacy these days?
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it a violation of Sharia for a Muslim to eat with a Jew?
What a guy, Obama. Dissing perhaps our most valuable ally and friend...and at the same time being soft on our enemy, Iran. He just loves tyrants.
I was thinking the same thing!
I don't want to hear one freaking lefty tell me again how this POS is going to make the world like us again.
My apologies to you & your people Bibi.
This is just beyond the pale, it just gets worse and worse.
Obama wanted to get his drink on to celebrate
Obama is an arrogant, conceited thug.
What did Bibi expect, respect? If he did then he is not a smart as I thought he was. Obama is the most disgraceful President we have ever had, after we restore the republic Obama must go down in history with the likes of Benedict Arnold, Jane Fonda, and John Kerry.
Can you find that post where a Freeper said that he had talked to an professor and glean that the reason obama left Michelle to go to the Middle East was because Muslims don’t bring their wives or something...I’ve tried but fail to find it.
No, remember taqiyyah overrides everything.
With friends like Zero who needs enemies.
Well...we know which one who was at the White House has “class”....and which one doesn’t....and I think the world might be on to him...
Being Obama’s enemy is not a bad thing. Before too long, one will actually see benefits from it.
Did HOBama forget that Israel has a little thing called The Mossad??? What a frakkin’ idiot!
Nah. He would have welcomed that guy, whoever the hell it is, with open arms...
Alright, right or wrong, count me in as one of those who thinks Hussein is really the anit-Christ.
Hitler pulled this type of stunt during the negotiations for Austria and Czechoslovakia. Just sayin’.
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