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WH Denies (And Confirms) Netanyahu Snub

From Bloomberg News:

Obama Discusses Iran Nuclear Threat With Netanyahu in Phone Call

By Margaret Talev and Gwen Ackerman | Tuesday Sept 11, 2012

President Barack Obama discussed the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, confronting a security issue that had raised tensions between the two allies.

During an hour-long phone call tonight, Obama and Netanyahu “reaffirmed that they are united in their determination to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” the White House said in a statement…

Funny, that isn’t quite what we are hearing from Mr. Netanyahu.

Earlier, the Obama administration labeled as inaccurate reports in the Israeli press that Obama refused to meet with Netanyahu during the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

“They’re simply not in the city at the same time,” National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said in an e- mailed response to questions.

The White House is denying yesterday’s Haaretz report that Obama ‘snubbed’ Netanyahu. And yet it actually sounds like they are confirming the report.

The Israeli government was told Obama’s schedule didn’t allow time for a meeting with Netanyahu, according to an Israeli official…

The Israeli official, who asked not to be identified because he wasn’t authorized to speak on the matter, said that Israel approached the White House two weeks ago to see if it would be possible for Netanyahu to meet Obama, as he has on every other visit to the U.S.

The response was that the president’s schedule wouldn’t permit a meeting, the official said today in a telephone interview. Obama is in the middle of campaigning for a second term in the Nov. 6 election.

And he has his priorities. After all, what is more important? The fate of Israel or getting re-elected.

Obama will be at the UN on Sept. 24-25 and Netanyahu won’t arrive until later in the week, Vietor said. While the president’s UN schedule “is not finalized yet,” Obama has no planned bilateral meetings with leaders of other nations, he said.

While Netanyahu will be in the U.S. for a short time, the Israeli official said that could have included a trip to Washington to accommodate an Obama meeting.

Mr. Netanyahu probably should have offered to go to Ohio, or wherever Obama will be campaigning and fundraising that day.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “WH Denies (And Confirms) Netanyahu Snub”

  1. ilzito guacamolito says:

    This administration is beyond unbelievable. To anyone who thinks they ‘are in over their heads’ or ‘don’t get it’, I ask, “What makes you think they have failed at anything they’ve tried yet?” The only thing they have failed at is ramming through more crap and doing more damage partially due to the ’08 elections. They’re going to need another 4 years to finish the job.

    Even with all of this nonsense snubbing Bibi, betcha the lion’s share of the Jewish vote willl still go to O.

  2. untrainable says:

    The president of the United States is a captive of his schedule. What happens if there is a another major terrorist attack on American soil? Will he have to blow off the press because he has a 35K/plate rubber chicken dinner with George Clooney and Sarah Jessica Parker. “The condemnation will have to wait until after the after dinner cocktail hour. Call back at 10:00pm. What? Oh, OK 9:00, so I can be in prime time.”

    As lame as every excuse Oblameless has made for the last 4 years, these days they don’t even try to make us believe their lies. They don’t even try to make their lies believable. This is beyond ridiculous. It’s criminal. It’s traitorous. Obama should be relieved of duty before more die because of his neglect.

  3. JohnMG says:

    …..”Mr. Netanyahu probably should have offered to go to Ohio, or wherever Obama will be campaigning and fundraising that day…….”

    Mr. Netanyahu probably should have offered to campaign for Mitt Romney during his visit to the US. I’m sure Obama would have been able to make himself available for a meeting, but only on the date that Romney and Netanyahu were to appear together.

  4. canary says:

    Media reported Obama busy planning $40,000 plate dinner at JayZ and Beyonces where Jayz and other Rappers will spew their violent anti-white profanity.

    Can you imagine what Obama’s Secret Service and Body Guards will have to deal with aside Jayz’s guards.

  5. canary says:

    Obama shuns Jews because statistics show more Muslims than Jews in the U.S.
    Muslim population in the U.S. has tripled in last decade and growing.
    Do you know any Mexicans that are practicing Jews?

  6. Mithrandir says:

    Obama VOTING PRESENT again, when it comes to foreign relations.

    If Obama does any less, is any more indifferent, is any lazier, he is in serious danger of winning another Nobel Peace prize.

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