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Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama 'dumped him for dinner'
Timesonline.co.uk ^ | Thursday March 25, 2010 | Giles Whittell,

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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Newspaper reports recounted how Mr Netanyahu looked “excessively concerned and upset” as he pulled out a flow chart to show Mr Obama how Jerusalem planning permission worked and how he could not have known of the announcement that hundreds more homes were to be built just as Mr Biden arrived in Jerusalem.

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. “I’m 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 Obama’s 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.

1 posted on 03/25/2010 1:32:45 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Is dumping Netanyahu what passes for diplomacy these days?


2 posted on 03/25/2010 1:34:15 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Bigtigermike
President withdraws to have dinner in private

Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it a violation of Sharia for a Muslim to eat with a Jew?

3 posted on 03/25/2010 1:34:31 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (The GOP: The Big Tent with a Fifth Column.)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


4 posted on 03/25/2010 1:35:39 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it a violation of Sharia for a Muslim to eat with a Jew?

I was thinking the same thing!

Allah Akbar!

5 posted on 03/25/2010 1:35:44 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: LottieDah
# # Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama 'dumped him for dinner'

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.

6 posted on 03/25/2010 1:36:11 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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This is just beyond the pale, it just gets worse and worse.


7 posted on 03/25/2010 1:36:20 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Bigtigermike

Obama wanted to get his drink on to celebrate


8 posted on 03/25/2010 1:36:32 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Obama is an arrogant, conceited thug.


9 posted on 03/25/2010 1:36:38 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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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.


10 posted on 03/25/2010 1:36:53 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("When the national government and Congress start going wild, it's up the states to rein them in.")
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To: Bigtigermike
A picture is worth a thousand words.


11 posted on 03/25/2010 1:37:03 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: Thane_Banquo

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.


12 posted on 03/25/2010 1:37:30 PM PDT by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: Thane_Banquo

No, remember taqiyyah overrides everything.


13 posted on 03/25/2010 1:37:39 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Bigtigermike

With friends like Zero who needs enemies.


14 posted on 03/25/2010 1:37:42 PM PDT by pb929
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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...


15 posted on 03/25/2010 1:37:43 PM PDT by goodnesswins (My life. My fortune. My sacred honor. My family will not grow up in a communist country.)
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To: LottieDah

Being Obama’s enemy is not a bad thing. Before too long, one will actually see benefits from it.


16 posted on 03/25/2010 1:37:48 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded, my brains fell out.)
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To: Guenevere

Did HOBama forget that Israel has a little thing called The Mossad??? What a frakkin’ idiot!


17 posted on 03/25/2010 1:37:55 PM PDT by BossLady (Stupak is as Stupak does......)
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Another said that the Prime Minister had received “the treatment reserved for the President of Equatorial Guinea”.

Nah. He would have welcomed that guy, whoever the hell it is, with open arms...

18 posted on 03/25/2010 1:38:14 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: Bigtigermike

Alright, right or wrong, count me in as one of those who thinks Hussein is really the anit-Christ.


19 posted on 03/25/2010 1:38:23 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (We revolted against a king in England for much less)
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To: Bigtigermike

Hitler pulled this type of stunt during the negotiations for Austria and Czechoslovakia. Just sayin’.


20 posted on 03/25/2010 1:39:25 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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