Obama’s treatment of Israeli prime minister – humiliation

Yesterday, Limbaugh suggested Israel change their countries name to Iran to smooth over the relationship with the Obama administration. Illustrating absurdity using the absurd for sure, but he’s got a point.

It was bad enough President Obama refused to include a photo op or even allow a small pool of reporters to meet with Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in the Oval Office, but reports of what occurred during the meeting seems totally off the wall.

If reports concerning the details of the meeting are correct, this administration clearly has zero interest in even creating the illusion they stand with one of our favored allies.

Hat tip to Gateway Pundit, who links to Nile Gardner at the UK Telegraph … who links to Adrian Blomfield. If this recount of the meeting is accurate, Obama and his staff have dealt a serious blow to relations with Israel.

According to Blomfield, Netanyahu’s trip to the United States had gone well so far, with a general positive tone – until they got to the meeting with the president.

Benjamin Netanyahu was left to stew in a White House meeting room for over an hour after President Barack Obama abruptly walked out of tense talks to have supper with his family, it emerged on Thursday. …

[Obama] immediately presented Mr Netanyahu with a list of 13 demands designed both to the end the feud with his administration and to build Palestinian confidence ahead of the resumption of peace talks. Key among those demands was a previously-made call to halt all new settlement construction in east Jerusalem.

When the Israeli prime minister stalled, Mr Obama rose from his seat declaring: “I’m going to the residential wing to have dinner with Michelle and the girls.”

As he left, Mr Netanyahu was told to consider the error of his ways. “I’m still around,” Mr Obama is quoted by Israel’s Yediot Ahronot newspaper as having said. “Let me know if there is anything new.”

For over an hour, Mr Netanyahu and his aides closeted themselves in the Roosevelt Room on the first floor of the White House to map out a response to the president’s demands.

He’ll speak with dictators like Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and wants to talk with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and treats one of our most important allies in the Middle East this way?

Maybe it’s just all below his pay grade.

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  1. GdavidH on March 26, 2010 at 4:43 am

    BHO seems to be no longer  interested in hiding the fact that he is STILL a muslim. Remember the 2008 campaign when they supressed the history and mocked anyone referring to his upbringing, and when they stopped using his middle name. This man is not what you are being led to believe and I for one am proud of NOT voting for him in 2008. I feel shamed by the folks who DID vote for him.

     Maybe …


  2. gillie28 on March 26, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Obama sat in a church led by an antisemetic cleric (and the words "church" and "cleric"  are used very advisedly) for 20 years.  The man was also his "spiritual mentor."  Enuff said.  Well, not quite…Obama's attitude will give carte blanche for renewed terrorist attacks against Israel, and that blood is on his head.  Here's the quote again that was put in an earlier post:

    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.

    • donh on March 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm

      It is clear that Obama's healthcare "victory" has made him MAD in his  lust for power. There is a reason why Healthcare was signed into law on the same day as the Enabling act of Nazi Germany march 23  1933, the same day as Netanyahu gets pushed around, and the same day as the top US  elected jewish official gets a bullet through his window.  Socialism has come out of the closet . Its ALIVE  and MEANER than ever before. Are we going to just sit around here and let Obama play a false god , or are we going to be MEN and WOMEN of courage?

    • Anne-EH on March 26, 2010 at 3:46 pm

      As I said, in my own post, the ill treatment Israel is getting comes just a few days before the start of two major weeks for Jews and Christians. But remember, God will not be mocked.

  3. Dimsdale on March 26, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Given that Isreal will have the thankless task of reining in Iran for us and the rest of the Arab world, you would think that the Joker in Chief would have a little respect.

  4. winnifredthewoebegon on March 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I'm embarrassed that the  president treated Prime Minister Netanyahu this way.  It's an absolute disgrace…I'm literally speechless.  Shame on you, Mr. Obama.  You make me sick to my stomach.

    Normally, I'm a bit more upbeat, but this is just the icing on the cake of a very bad afternoon.  This is not MY president.  He's on his way to giving aid & comfort to terrorist nations while abusing our one steadfast ally in the region.  WHAT is wrong with him?  Does he need meds???

  5. Anne-EH on March 26, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    So IRONIC, just a few days before the start of both Passover for the Jewish and the most important week in the Christian calendar, (BTW, ALL the Christian churches this year are doing Holy Week/Easter), Bibi and by exstention, Israel, is treated like DIRT.

  6. Dimsdale on March 27, 2010 at 5:45 am

    If I were Netanyahu, I would have simply left when Obama did, without a word.  The pinhead in chief will no doubt sell out Isreal so that Obama can continue to grovel before Arab kings and dictators.

    • GdavidH on March 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm

      Oh no no no. WITH a word.

      What a putz!!!

    • PatRiot on March 28, 2010 at 1:57 pm

      If I was a betting man, I would say that this is a set up.  Give it some time and the US can move against Iran.  This set up distancing will keep Isreal from taking a beating for guilt by association.


    • CT Patriot on March 28, 2010 at 7:16 pm

      PatRiot – you are spot on. I am surprised that so many people buy into this idea that BHO is standing up or showing up Netanyahu. BHO can't stand up to anyone (at least not without his masters' approval). He has AIPAC's support and Rahm Emanuel didnt get to where he is by accident(and don't forget that Ezekiel is a WH health care advisor.  

      Emanuel is a dual-citizen of Israel and everyone knows that the Chief of Staff has BHO's ear. This is all a bit of acting. BHO is evil enough without calling him an anti-semite or anti-Christian. Lets just leave him at anti-American and stay focused!

  7. gillie28 on March 28, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    sorry, that's not the way things work in Middle East politics.  The entire nation of Israel could be asleep for a week and, if Iran were "de-nuked" during that time, Israel still would be blamed.  I think it's hard for most decent people to conceive of the extent that anti-semetism exists around the world.  Here in Europe it's rampant – and not subtle.  As for Rahm "having Obama's ear," he is first and foremost a ruthless, Chicago political operator – THAT'S why a very ambitious Senator had his ear.

  8. CT Patriot on March 29, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Of course Israel would be blamed; I wasn't denying that. Do a little research before you lecture me on how things work with middle east politics here in America. Start by Google-ing AIPAC/Obama/Clinton. Then google the Emanuels, starting with Benjamin. The fact that Rahm is a Chicago thug does not remove his allegiance to Israel.  Hillary has also pledged allegiance to AIPAC. There is not one meaningful member of Obama's cabinet that is not pro-Israel.  Who cares if Obama is a muslum/christian/jew/budhist/martian? He is a tool, a complete puppet that does what his teleprompter tells him in front of the camera and does what his Chicago cronies tell him to do behind it.  BHO has insulted leaders of other nations, too (see: Gordon Brown).  It hasn't changed our foreign policy with them. Unless the US starts voting against Israel on UN proposals, I would say nothing has changed in US/Israel relations. And that is not going to happen.

    BTW, what the hell does "rampant" anti-semitism in Europe have to do this topic?  Anti-semtism and BHO's destructive policies are two completely different subjects. Again, there are enough substantive issues with Obama; we don't need to speculate on whether or not he may have disrespected yet another world leader…lets's fix America first!

  9. gillie28 on March 29, 2010 at 9:25 am

    take your meds, bro

  10. gillie28 on March 29, 2010 at 9:35 am

    of course, what I meant was let's keep the discourse civil!!!! 

    • CT Patriot on March 29, 2010 at 4:11 pm

      Not sure what was so uncivil about my post(s). Perhaps it is you who should take your meds, because throwing around the anti-semite label is about as responsible as the Dems using the term "racist" when confronted with facts they cannot deny. We mustn't stoop to those levels.

      If you have any evidence that refutes what I say,  I would love to hear it. I would even love to hear your take on " the way things work in Middle East politics." But if all you have to offer are insults, then perhaps you should move to Chicago (or Huffington Post!). 

  11. donh on March 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    The jew hating influence over Obama comes no doubt from George Soros, who is admitted to ratting out jewish families to the nazis. There is a breaking story that Human Rights Watch member Marc Garlasco has been forced to resign over a nazi scandal. Human Rights Watch is a Soros funded organization with members in Eric Holder's Justice department. Mr Garlasco has written a large book on Nazi memorobilia and his grandfather fought on the German side. Oddly this man was in our own pentagon picking targets for laser guided missles and made several "mistakes" killing civilians. I wonder if he was wearing an iron cross under his shirt while launching bombs.

  12. gillie28 on March 30, 2010 at 1:52 am

    First, I apologize for the comment about meds, it was inappropriate.  Second, i'd be happy to provide further information to substantiate my comments and experience in this area, but not on a public forum.  If i see you in the chatroom, I'll provide a way to communicate more directly.

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