Friday, March 26, 2010

Yeah, it's just SO wonderful to have such a statesman

in the White House.
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. The snub marked a fresh low in US-Israeli relations and appeared designed to show Mr Netanyahu how low his stock had fallen in Washington after he refused to back down in a row over Jewish construction in east Jerusalem.

… (Mr. 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.”


Anonymous said...

Netanyahu should have sent out for a watermelon and sent to the west wing for dessert.

Anonymous said...

PM Netanyahu, time to leave, and never look back, never reply to any demands from the Obama One.
Go your own way. Build your apartments in East Jerusalem. Make no peace with the Palestinians until they concede to YOUR demands.

My friend Israel, I support you and your efforts to be left to live your life in peace (such as you can find). But I am afraid that you are on your own. The leadership of the US of A as a country has deserted you, and gone down dark and Marxist paths.

Shalom. And peace be upon you and yours. You are the last shining beacon of freedom's light left in the world. I wish I could emigrate thewre, I would in a minute.

B Woodman