Obama and Netanyahu meet today – no pictures please

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet at the White House behind closed doors. Private meetings do not seem all that unusual to me, but supposedly Chuck Todd mentioned no photos at all with the two.

Maybe Obama will send him out the back door with the trash? From MSNBC, with a hat tip to Gateway Pundit. Rush Limbaugh mentioned this on his show right about 12:35 p.m. ET.

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday at the White House — his first meeting with the Israeli leader since the recent spat over Israel’s announcement of new housing construction for east Jerusalem.

However, the afternoon meeting will be closed to reporters, an unusual choice when hosting a close ally and a sign that suggested the rift may not be entirely healed.

No photos from when they first meet in November either.

The White House has not released any official photos of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting this week with President Obama – just one of several signs indicating a rift between the two leaders.

I thought Israel was a friend of the United States? I thought the United States was a friend of Israel?

No problem for the Obama administration concerning the release of photographs with goofballs like Hugo Chavez from Venezuela.

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  1. GdavidH on March 23, 2010 at 9:12 am

    God forbid he offend any Muslim,  Arab, Or Islam itself by being photographed with a Jew. He knows who would vote for him in greater numbers.

     I wonder if he bowed.

  2. donh on March 24, 2010 at 3:28 am

    March 23rd 2010…the day Obama signs healthcare…..March 23rd 1933….the day Hindenburg signed the "Enabling Act " which established Adolph Hitler as Dictator.

    • donh on March 24, 2010 at 3:30 am

      The formal name of the Enabling Act was Gesetz zur Behebung der Not von Volk und Reich (<a title="English language" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language&quot; rel="nofollow">English: Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Nation).

  3. Dimsdale on March 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Mr. Transparency wouldn't allow his meeting to be photographed, nor his signing of the faux executive order that will be rescinded faster than his campaign promises?   Surely you jest!

  4. gillie28 on March 25, 2010 at 7:27 am

    No big surprise.  Obama sat in Rev. "Wrong"'s church for way too long to not have had the same anit-semitic sentiments. 

    The Lord said about those who seek to destroy Israel, " for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye" Zech 2:8   –  the context shows Divine judgement against those who hurt Israel.  It is at a time when Israel is back in harmony with God, but still an eternal truth.  Israel is the center of God's plans and programs, so evil has historically tried to destroy the people and the land.

  5. winnifredthewoebegon on March 25, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Awwww, how cute!  Two dictators shaking hands for the camera!  *sniff, sniff*  So touching!  Although, Chavez is a bit more like a dictator tot.

    Obama is clueless when it comes to the Mid.East.  God help us if he alienates Israel.  But the French will have our backs, won't they?  :o)

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