Report: Obama humiliated Netanyahu at the White House

posted at 9:51 pm on March 25, 2010 by Allahpundit

I’d like to believe that this isn’t pure vindictiveness at work, that there’s an element of political strategy in it — e.g., weakening Bibi at home in order to create a more centrist coalition government, perhaps — but if I were an Israeli, I’d be so enraged that I’d want to rally behind him. So if there’s a strategy, it seems awfully stupid. If you’re coming late to the story about tensions between Obama and Netanyahu, read this Yossi Klein Halevi piece at TNR for background. In a nutshell, the right-wing part of Netanyahu’s government announced the building of new settlements in east Jerusalem on the day Biden came to visit, which allegedly sent The One into a snit over what he considered to be an insult. Never mind that Netanyahu himself apparently didn’t know about the timing of the announcement and that building in east Jerusalem, which would almost certainly remain Israeli in any peace deal, was routine. Obama wants to make a show of standing up to the Zionist entity for our Islamic “partners in peace” in the naive belief that that’ll help bring about the ever elusive solution to the crisis. So here’s his big show — I hope. It’s possible that there’s no grander strategic meaning to it at all, and that he really is just this petty.

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…

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”…

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.”

Follow the link for the list of demands he gave Netanyahu, including “an end to Israeli building projects in east Jerusalem.” He certainly is the strong horse, isn’t he? Not with Iran, for whom we’re preparing to water down sanctions yet again because the colossus of the age can’t persuade China and Russia to agree to anything harsher. But with Israel? Strong as they come. The left will claim that he’s doing it in the interests of peace, per the theory that a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians will have some sort of domino effect against Islamist regimes that exploit the Palestinian issue, but how it advances peace to force Israel into shows of weakness is beyond me. Jackson Diehl:

Obama has added more poison to a U.S.-Israeli relationship that already was at its lowest point in two decades. Tuesday night the White House refused to allow non-official photographers record the president’s meeting with Netanyahu; no statement was issued afterward. Netanyahu is being treated as if he were an unsavory Third World dictator, needed for strategic reasons but conspicuously held at arms length. That is something the rest of the world will be quick to notice and respond to. Just like the Palestinians, European governments cannot be more friendly to an Israeli leader than the United States. Would Britain have expelled a senior Israeli diplomat Tuesday because of a flap over forged passports if there were no daylight between Obama and Netanyahu? Maybe not…

U.S. pressure on Netanyahu will be needed if the peace process ever reaches the point where the genuinely contentious issues, like Palestinian refugees or the exact territorial tradeoffs, are on the table. But instead of waiting for that moment and pushing Netanyahu on a point where he might be vulnerable to domestic challenge, Obama picked a fight over something that virtually all Israelis agree on, and before serious discussions have even begun. As the veteran Middle East analyst Robert Malley put it to The Post’s Glenn Kessler, “U.S. pressure can work, but it needs to be at the right time, on the right issue and in the right political context. The administration is ready for a fight, but it realized the issue, timing and context were wrong.”

“He appears ideological — and vindictive,” writes Diehl, reminding us that not all appearances are deceiving. I assume that Obama’s game here is that he doesn’t want to appear weak either after the insult to Biden, but it’s not clear who he’s aiming to impress by humiliating Netanyahu. The nuclear horse is almost all the way out of the barn on Iran, and we know how little China and Russia care about concessions to the U.S. Is there a strategy here or is it just O being O?


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which allegedly sent The One into a snit over what he considered to be an insult.

Nawh, I heard he was “livid” and “furious.”

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Genesis 12:3 says God promises Abraham: “‘I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you’”

daesleeper on March 25, 2010 at 9:53 PM

He certainly is the strong horse, isn’t he? Not with Iran, for whom we’re preparing to water down sanctions yet again because the colossus of the age can’t persuade China and Russia to agree to anything harsher, but with Israel? Strong as they come.

Posing for teh nutroots.

darii on March 25, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Don’t feel too bad Bibi, he doesn’t like us either.

GnuBreed on March 25, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Why does President Obama seem so eager to bash our closest allies and cuddle up with dictators?

BadgerHawk on March 25, 2010 at 9:56 PM

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.

So, did he go play hoops while Bibi sat there and stewed in his own sauce? What kind of treatment is this? I am ashamed for Israel–they have 6 million people, if that, and a very real, and very looming enemy upon them 24/7–an enemy to whom the White House is turning a blind eye and the “unclenched fist.”

Sorry, Israel. He’s bowing to everyone else, ‘cept you guys, the Brits, the French, the Canadians??? who am i missing.

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 9:56 PM

The Messiah’s demands sound like a PLO issuance.

God help us.

obladioblada on March 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

So Barry insults yet another of our staunchest allies. He can’t get impeached too soon!

indypat on March 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Posing for teh nutroots.

darii on March 25, 2010 at 9:53 PM

I not too sure because at the same time the WH is making Isreal an enemy, we have:

Moamar Gaddafi and Syrian tyrant Bashir al-Assad are calling on all Arab states to rescue Jerusalem from the “Israeli schemes.”

Libya’s maverick leader Moamer Kadhafi hosts his first Arab summit this weekend that aims to “rescue” Jerusalem as Israel defies international calls for a settlement freeze in the Holy City.

http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/03/gaddafi-assad-call-on-arab-regimes-to-rescue-jerusalem-from-israelis/

Ther eis shaping up to be a war in the mideast and I think Obama will allow Isreal to be overrun.

unseen on March 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

I’d like to believe that this isn’t pure vindictiveness at work

WHY?!?!?! I have no doubt…how much do we have to see/learn about obama before we accept what he is??? A man child prone to tantrums…he is what he is…

winston on March 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

That bow to the Saudis was the real thing.

TexasDan on March 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Can someone tell me if this moron is also infuriating the secular Jews who really vote for Dems en mass or just mostly our practicing Jewish friends who aren’t as easily duped?

TWG78 on March 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Wonder if the LA Times is ever going to release the tape they possessed of apparent anti-Semitic remarks Obama made at a dinner way back when. Remember that? Probably won’t see the light of day before 2030.

Marcus on March 25, 2010 at 9:58 PM

The story isn’t right. He wasn’t treated like a Third World dictator. Those dictators are treated MUCH better than Bibi.

Yellowdog12 on March 25, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Our goal for 2010 should be to give the GOP enough of a majority to impeach Obama

unseen on March 25, 2010 at 9:58 PM

So the O’Bot administration humiliates and alienates one of our most staunch allies?

Man, couldn’t see that one coming, could we?

Good Solid B-Plus on March 25, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Don’t feel too bad Bibi, he doesn’t like us either.

GnuBreed on March 25, 2010 at 9:55 PM

+1

LastRick on March 25, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Rev Wright must be really happy to hear this.

Sharr on March 25, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Yes, he’s just being that petty. C’mon, you know that’s what it was.

I do dearly hate that fool in the White House.

Midas on March 25, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Can someone tell me if this moron is also infuriating the secular Jews who really vote for Dems en mass or just mostly our practicing Jewish friends who aren’t as easily duped?

TWG78 on March 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Well, I’m a secular Jew, but I’m also right-wing, so I’m a rare bird.

The lefty sec-Jews that I know are finally starting to get the picture, though.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 25, 2010 at 9:59 PM

tetriskid on March 25, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Just one more step toward collapse.

I predicted he’d be a bad president – a radical president.

But even I had no clue just how much of a radical he is.

HondaV65 on March 25, 2010 at 9:59 PM

I say settle this is the only reasonable way. Bibi and the One fight. I have all my life savings on Bibi.

lavell12 on March 25, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Obama is an idiot. He was reared well. Listening to his communist grandparents, Khalidi, and Rev. Wright has made him an anti-zionist. Great. We knew this though. He hates Israel and doesn’t care who knows it. He really believes they are the biggest obstruction to middle east peace. I’ll say it again, Obama is an idiot.

JAM on March 25, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Big Mistake!!

canopfor on March 25, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Obama’s BFFs:

Chavez
Castro
Long Duck Dong
Imadinnerjacket

Notice a trend?

txag92 on March 25, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Looks like we called this one the night of the meeting –

Obama is happy to bow to a dictator who treats women as property like King Abdullah but will absolutely humiliate the democratically elected Israeli PM. DISGRACEFUL.

http://centristnetblog.com/daily-news/obama-closes-meeting-with-israeli-pm-to-press-yet-publicly-bows-to-saudi-king/

Obama Closes Meeting With Israeli PM to Press Yet Publicly Bows to Saudi King; UPDATE: Meeting goes 90 minutes, ends at 7:03PM, No Photos, No Statements, No Questions

Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter on March 25, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Talk about a loose cannon. You do realize that there will be two photos in Israel plastered together everywhere.

1. Bibi leaving the WH after being told by Obama to “hang around while I eat dinner”

2. Obama bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia

Actions.Words.Loudly

BobMbx on March 25, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Obama’s a worldly “intellectual,” I’m sure he’s familiar with the concept of karma.

Unfortunately, if he gets the eventual response this kind of behavior usually receives while still our President….

cs89 on March 25, 2010 at 10:02 PM

What’s the exact, legal procedure to start the impeachment process? How much more do we need to show that this nutsack is weakening and subverting our nation with every word that comes out of his mouth?

AubieJon on March 25, 2010 at 10:02 PM

I’ve never been on the “Obama’s a Muslim” bandwagon, but…..

jimmy2shoes on March 25, 2010 at 10:02 PM

We are going to be lucky to survive this arrogant marxist in the White House.

d1carter on March 25, 2010 at 10:02 PM


Obama wants to make a show of standing up to the Zionist entity for our Islamic “partners in peace” … OVERLORDS … in the naive belief that that’ll help bring about the ever elusive solution to the crisis.

Fixed it for ya … with no intrest attached to your bill … because that would be ‘unislamic’.

Tony737 on March 25, 2010 at 10:02 PM

“And that plastic, White House gift shop helicopter I gave you when you arrived? I want it back.”

Bishop on March 25, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Can someone please tell me why a majority of American Jews vote Democrat?

lavell12 on March 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

We are going to be lucky to survive this arrogant marxist in the White House.

d1carter on March 25, 2010 at 10:02 PM

No. Skill, daring, and determination will see us through.

BobMbx on March 25, 2010 at 10:04 PM

so Obama has pi8ssed off the elderly vote, has alienated the white vote, has screwed the middle class and now he is doing his best to have Jewish voters vote against the Socialist dems for the next 50 years.

Is there any group that Obama is not trying to drive to the GOP.

It’s almost like he wants to destroy western civilization

unseen on March 25, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Obama exposed himself as an anti-semite. It’s time the Israel understand that the Obama regime is an enemy of Israel. It’s time that Israel discount this enemy regime and rely on the support of the American people who are Israel’s allies. It is time that the American people work to overthrow the enemy Obama regime, in the Constitutional methods that are available.

BottomLine5 on March 25, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Seems like the Obami did attend some of Rev. Wrights sermons after all. Commentary Magazine has been doing a great job covering this travesty.

The sad part about this whole situation is that a majority of American Jews will vote for this anti-Semitic bastard.

Lance Murdock on March 25, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Can someone please tell me why a majority of American Jews vote Democrat?

lavell12 on March 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

they are afriad of the evil christianists having a second spanish inqusition?

unseen on March 25, 2010 at 10:05 PM

I wonder if Hopey bowed to Israel!!(sarc).

canopfor on March 25, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Ego is driving this one. And we heard so much about how he is such a cool, calculating pragmatist….Ha!

stldave on March 25, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Obama’s a worldly “intellectual,” I’m sure he’s familiar with the concept of karmaHUDNA – CS89

Tony737 on March 25, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Can someone please tell me why a majority of American Jews vote Democrat?

lavell12 on March 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

What did The One say….oh yeah….This is what change looks like in 2012:

SHOCK: American Jews vote in block against Obama, Dems

BobMbx on March 25, 2010 at 10:05 PM

How would this meeting have been any different if Obama were a Muslim? Just sayin’.

Mojave Mark on March 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Good Solid B-Plus

Thanks. Glad to hear it.

TWG78 on March 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Is it kosher to finally start talking about the rampant anti-semitism in the black community?

Or is that verbotten?

greggriffith on March 25, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Hey, Obama is a dirtbag*.

*why waste intelligent commentary on the wherefores of Obama strategery? He’s at a 6th grade level of dissing. Kind of like Mean Girls, only he’s a boy.

disa on March 25, 2010 at 10:07 PM

My gosh. I knew this guy was going to be a terrible president, but I never dreamed he’d be this bad.

I think a lot more of Netanyahu than I do of Obama.

We’ve got a long way to go before this guy is out of office, too.

Ampleforth on March 25, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Obama is this petty, egotistical, resentful, self-absorbed — not mention callous toward Israel. The first four flaws are why he’s such a lousy politician. He cannot swallow his overweening pride and he overestimates his charm.

I am waiting for this to come back and bite him big time, along with his similar humiliation of the Supreme Court — including Anthony Kennedy — at the SOTU.

Terrie on March 25, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Obama hates Jews, period.

Build those settlements, screw the Palestinians!

ThePrez on March 25, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Maybe “The One” is a bit piqued that he got a fancy medal from the Saudi King and NOTHING OF THE SORT from Bebe…

I’m just saying…

Can someone please tell me why a majority of American Jews vote Democrat?

lavell12 on March 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

I’ll never understand why… ESPECIALLY now…

Khun Joe on March 25, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Hang on. I looked one post down, and it talkeda about unprovable rumor with a couple “eyewitnesses” who cast things in a bad light. Now this post?

I get that all the optics were bad, do we need to make them look worse with little to no proof? This is part of the dialog that makes us all seem like whack-jobs.

By the way, I’m inclined to believe it happened, but I’m just asking why we’re complaining about one side and acting like it simultaneously.

jdfister on March 25, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Can someone please tell me why a majority of American Jews vote Democrat?

lavell12 on March 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Why-Jews-Liberals-Norman-Podhoretz/dp/0385529198/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269569312&sr=8-1

visions on March 25, 2010 at 10:08 PM

A line from a favorite movie of mine fits well here.
“This business will get out of control, and we’ll be lucky
to live through it.”

Electrongod on March 25, 2010 at 10:08 PM

A very good letter from John Boehner…

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Elect a Republican majority
to Congress and ensure that
America continues to
stand with Israel.

The Obama Administration’s heated denouncement of our ally Israel’s actions in approving the development of 1600 apartments in East Jerusalem during Vice President Joseph Biden’s visit was beyond irresponsible.

The actions taken by Israel were absolutely consistent with the policy and commitments of three previous U.S. administrations. It is this current administration’s attempt to renege on such previous promises that is abhorrent and should be condemned by all Americans. It is clearly an affront to the values and foundation of our long-term relationship, but most importantly, from a national security standpoint, it is beyond comprehension why this administration would choose to demonize and weaken Israel – the U.S.’s closest friend, the strongest democracy and our most important military ally in the Middle East.

Unfortunately, this development is just another example of how the far left ignores the principles and traditions of America. The Obama Administration has demonstrated a repeated pattern since it took office: while it makes concessions to countries acting contrary to U.S. national interests, it ignores or snubs the commitments, shared values and sacrifices of many of our country’s best allies.

With Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid in the president’s back pocket, the cycle is likely to continue. That’s why it’s absolutely critical for Republicans to win a majority in Congress in November. I am reaching out to you because I need your financial support to ensure my re-election so I can continue to provide conservative leadership for the entire country.

Will you follow this link and make a contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more today? Any amount you can give will make a big difference in my campaign.

Threatening America’s relationship with Israel is a dangerous path for the far left to lead us down politically and militarily. Americans have strong ties to Israel, and will not tolerate a fraying in our two countries’ relationship. And with troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, Americans will not allow the Administration to put their safety at risk. It’s reckless to focus so much attention on Israel when countries like Iran pose such serious challenges to our national security.

If the Administration was serious about working toward resolving the conflict in the Middle East, it would focus on Iran’s behavior – its pursuit of nuclear weapons, state-sponsorship of terrorism, crushing of domestic democratic forces, destabilizing impact on the region – and the credibility of international nonproliferation efforts.

But don’t count on it. The Administration is more focused on ramming its jobs-killing agenda through Congress. Fortunately, House Republicans remain committed to our long-standing bilateral friendship with Israel, as well as to the promises this country has made.

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kellyjane on March 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Obama is an anti-Semite and hates the state of Israel. How can he not. He sat in a church pew for 20 years listening and nodding to all sorts of anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli propaganda. Then he let the man marry he and his wife. I asked my best friends father to perform my wife and I’s wedding ceremony. i asked him because he is close to us just like Obama asked Wright be he is close to him.

Obama hates Israel. Case closed.

jawkneemusic on March 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM

in the Constitutional methods that are available.

BottomLine5 on March 25, 2010 at 10:04 PM

careful there some Rino’s might get all wee-weed up on that one. Since the constitution includes the the basis for resistence.

unseen on March 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Eventually, Jews are going to, for some reason, return to Israel from “all corners of the earth.” Once you see that start happening, then there’ll be a lot of talk about fans, and stuff hitting them.

BTW, if you’ve never heard the story of Jonathan Netanyahu, Bibi’s older brother, check it here.

his brother was the ground force commander during the Entebbe Raid on 4 JUL 1976 and was the only Israeli commando killed during the raid. An epic story of courage and daring.

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Ralph Peter’s nailed Obama perfectly today during his appearance on the Howie Carr show in Boston.

He explained that Obama is America’s first 3rd world President. Meaning, Obama was brought up to see the world as it’s viewed in the 3rd world. Israel is evil. The Palestinians are freedom fighters. America is evil, etc., etc. That is why he’ll happily have a smiling photo taken with Hugo Chavez and not Netanyahu. That is why he’ll bow to the King of Saudi Arabia and treat the Great Britain with contempt.

TheBigOldDog on March 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM

I guess those years in the Indonesian madrasa really made an impression on the Traitor-in-Chief.

The sooner the hate-filled would-be third-world dictator is impeached the better. Preferably before Iran pops off a nuke or two at Israel and we dismantle our own bombs to make The Poot happy.

MrScribbler on March 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM

“This business will get out of control, and we’ll be lucky
to live through it.”

Electrongod on March 25, 2010 at 10:08 PM

FRED!

ThePrez on March 25, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Can someone please tell me why a majority of American Jews vote Democrat? – Lavell12

Because they buy into the “Pubs are right-wing fascists” propaganda spewed by the Left. In Europe, their p[olitical scale is not the same as ours, to the Euros, a right winger is a NaZi, but on our scale, the NaZis were still on the left.

Euro scale:

Commies …………… 0 ……………. royalty … NaZis

American scale:

Commies … NaZis … Democrats … 0 ………… Pub/Capitalist/Christian

Tony737 on March 25, 2010 at 10:11 PM

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…

I cannot get over this part.

It’s outrageous.

KittyLowrey on March 25, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Here’s the audio of Ralph Peters on Howie’s show today:

http://audio.wrko.com/m/audio/29971977/ralph-peters.htm

TheBigOldDog on March 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM

bastard.

Diane on March 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Obama is an Anti-Semitic bigot.

pearson on March 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Wow, that made it through! Yay!

Diane on March 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM

“This business will get out of control, and we’ll be lucky
to live through it.”

Electrongod on March 25, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Admiral Jim Greer, USN.

Hunt for Red October after an underway mishap.

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM

I’m sure Louis Farrakhan is pleased with Obie.

Dire Straits on March 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM

“I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you, and in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed.”

Israel is alone in the world. They’re going to have to do the heavy lifting. Hello $7 a gallon gas.

El_Terrible on March 25, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Barrack Hussein Obama … mmm, mmmm, mmmmpppphhhh

Nothing amazes me when it comes to our dear reader.

tarpon on March 25, 2010 at 10:13 PM

BTW, if you’ve never heard the story of Jonathan Netanyahu, Bibi’s older brother, check it here. – Ted

YES! The History Channel did an awesome segment on him!

Tony737 on March 25, 2010 at 10:13 PM

The sooner the hate-filled would-be third-world dictator is impeached the better. Preferably before Iran pops off a nuke or two at Israel and we dismantle our own bombs to make The Poot happy.

MrScribbler on March 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM
a 2/3rd majority in the Senate is needed. that should be our goal for 2012. 2/3rds. Get the simple majority in 2010. start the investigations

unseen on March 25, 2010 at 10:13 PM

“Wonderful”? AP, you need a closing “sarc” tag there…

Lourdes on March 25, 2010 at 10:13 PM

I have a tremendous amount of respect for Bibi. He’s served in the Sayeret Marktel of the IDF, as did his brothers.

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Impetuousness as a foreign policy.

Mallard T. Drake on March 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Well at least Netanyahu is in good company…the clown in the whitehouse doesn’t like American patriots either.

jbh45 on March 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Obama can’t risk taking a picture with Bibi. It might remind people what a real leader looks like.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM

At least a nekkid Rahm didn’t show up

Gohawgs on March 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Wow, that made it through! Yay!

Diane on March 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM

well its kind of true since his father abandoned him

unseen on March 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM

“And that plastic, White House gift shop helicopter I gave you when you arrived? I want it back.”

Bishop on March 25, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Heh. Well done!

Mallard T. Drake on March 25, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Well at least Netanyahu is in good company…the clown in the whitehouse doesn’t like American patriots either.

jbh45 on March 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM

or the queen of England

unseen on March 25, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Betcha if we could read all the Obama school papers that have been kept suppressed we’d know exactly what Obama thinks about Israel. It would most likely be similar to the way every other person who was a Muslim in his youth was instructed to think about Israel.

Buddahpundit on March 25, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Man, history is gonna be soooo unkind to Barry. He’s just a national embarrassment on an epic scale.

Rational Thought on March 25, 2010 at 10:15 PM

AP: Obama wants to make a show of standing up to the Zionist entity for our Islamic “partners in peace” in the naive belief that that’ll help bring about the ever elusive solution to the crisis. So here’s his big show — I hope.

Why do people always assume Obama is always just playing to his base or the anti-Zionists? He is his base. He is an anti-Zionist.

pearson on March 25, 2010 at 10:15 PM

When I was teaching, we had a very weak principal. She would not stand up to the kids who threw flaming airplanes across carpeted classrooms for fear of upsetting their parents. One day, with a hurt foot, I wore tennis shoes to school.

This principal made it a point to march down to my room and remind me about the dress code for teachers.

She would not stand up to any truly DANGEROUS things that needed attention, but boy did she let me have it for those tennis shoes.

On a very small scale, that’s exactly what iObama is doing with Iran and Israel. Let the truly dangerous one go with another warning, but hammer the one who won’t bomb you into oblivion for saying something.

Weakness.

UnderstandingisPower on March 25, 2010 at 10:15 PM

kellyjane on March 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Thank you for sharing.

daesleeper on March 25, 2010 at 10:15 PM

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM

I believe that was Admiral Josh Painter who said that.

Dire Straits on March 25, 2010 at 10:15 PM

The second major source of tension that we need to discuss is the situation between Israelis, Palestinians and the Arab world.

America’s strong bonds with Israel are well known. This bond is unbreakable. It is based upon cultural and historical ties, and the recognition that the aspiration for a Jewish homeland is rooted in a tragic history that cannot be denied.

Around the world, the Jewish people were persecuted for centuries, and anti-Semitism in Europe culminated in an unprecedented Holocaust. Tomorrow, I will visit Buchenwald, which was part of a network of camps where Jews were enslaved, tortured, shot and gassed to death by the Third Reich. Six million Jews were killed – more than the entire Jewish population of Israel today. Denying that fact is baseless, ignorant, and hateful. Threatening Israel with destruction – or repeating vile stereotypes about Jews – is deeply wrong, and only serves to evoke in the minds of Israelis this most painful of memories while preventing the peace that the people of this region deserve.

On the other hand, it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people – Muslims and Christians – have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than sixty years they have endured the pain of dislocation. Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza, and neighboring lands for a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations – large and small – that come with occupation. So let there be no doubt: the situation for the Palestinian people is intolerable. America will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestinian aspiration for dignity, opportunity, and a state of their own.

For decades, there has been a stalemate: two peoples with legitimate aspirations, each with a painful history that makes compromise elusive. It is easy to point fingers – for Palestinians to point to the displacement brought by Israel’s founding, and for Israelis to point to the constant hostility and attacks throughout its history from within its borders as well as beyond. But if we see this conflict only from one side or the other, then we will be blind to the truth: the only resolution is for the aspirations of both sides to be met through two states, where Israelis and Palestinians each live in peace and security.
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Israel: Recognize Palestine’s Right to Exist

At the same time, Israelis must acknowledge that just as Israel’s right to exist cannot be denied, neither can Palestine’s. The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop.
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Title[ Cairo Speech
Date[ June 4, 2009
Location[ Cairo, Egypt
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http://www.asksam.com/ebooks/releases.asp?file=Obama-Speeches.ask&dn=Cairo%20Speech

canopfor on March 25, 2010 at 10:16 PM

Well at least Netanyahu is in good company…the clown in the whitehouse doesn’t like American patriots either.

jbh45 on March 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM

or the queen of England

unseen on March 25, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Or the Dali Lama.

UnderstandingisPower on March 25, 2010 at 10:16 PM

bastard.

Diane on March 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Obama is an Anti-Semitic bigot.

pearson on March 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM

DITTO and DITTO.

Read earlier the comments on the article about this ‘news’ on UK TIMES and the comments there are fraught with a great deal of Israel, Jewish and Netanyahu bashing.

It’s all done by Leftwingers who praise Obama, to no one’s surprise.

It’s very difficult for me to understand how it was that Obama could not even have dinner with Netanyahu. I mean, that’s about as crass, low and lowdown rude as any I’ve ever heard.

Lourdes on March 25, 2010 at 10:16 PM

We can expect nothing less from Obama, he’s not one of us and doesn’t think like us. Remember where he was raised and by whom. This type of behavior is not surprising; only disgusting.

theenforser on March 25, 2010 at 10:16 PM

Is it kosher to finally start talking about the rampant anti-semitism in the black community?

Or is that verbotten?

greggriffith on March 25, 2010 at 10:07 PM

I grew up Jewish and conservative in a neighborhood that was all black by the time I graduated from high school.
One of my classmates was a son of Calypso Louie.
I got a lot more heat for being conservative and white rather than Jewish-but my family ‘passed’ so the Jewish part wasn’t as obvious. If it had been things probably would have been worse.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 25, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Genesis 12:3 says God promises Abraham: “‘I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you’”

daesleeper on March 25, 2010 at 9:53 PM
================================= daesleeper, thanks for sharing this verse. I really believe that we will pay royally if we turn our backs on Israel. The takeover of healthcare was horrible, but sticking your finger is God’s face is terrifying.

mobydutch on March 25, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Obama’s BFFs:

Chavez
Castro
Long Duck Dong
Imadinnerjacket

Notice a trend?

txag92 on March 25, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Don`t forget the ex-President of Honduras where he actually placed us on the same side as all those you mentioned above and more. This man has telegraphed everything he is about well before he got to this office. I am ashamed at the way he has treated trusted allies and hand grabbed with the ilk of the world. I am ashamed that we have a populace that fell for this and a complicit media that is helping to keep him safeguarded from his own actions.

bluemarlin on March 25, 2010 at 10:17 PM

I guess Bibi didn’t get no DVDs.

Dire Straits on March 25, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Did Bibi have shuffle through the garbage bags like the Dali?

thomasaur on March 25, 2010 at 10:17 PM

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