Behind the scenes: Obama snubs Netanyahu
Published: 20.05.11, 09:42
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GLENN ,   YUCAIPA,USA   (05.20.11)
2. Bibi's best move...
Adam ,   Golan Heights Israel   (05.20.11)
...would be to cancel the meeting with Obama. Just as Obama did not feel the need to update Bibi before his speech, so should Bibi go straight to Congress without updating Obama. Obama is not King. If Bibi refuses to meet him now, Obama is welcome to hold his breath till blue in the face, maybe hopefully longer! If Obama wants a crisis with Israel, then I say to Bibi: Give him hell! War is coming anyway, and Obama will be irrelevant.
3. It is about time for us to get closer to China
Vardina   (05.20.11)
4. I agree with Post No. 2
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.20.11)
Snub the meeting claiming pressing concerns back home, and call a press conference to announce an additional 10,000 housing units. It is too much to hope for using the press conference to announce the formal annexation of Judea and Samaria .... but that's coming, too.
5. Behind the scenes: Obama snubs Netanyahu
split ,   US   (05.20.11)
Make him snub our handouts and I may vote for you next in 2012 ,...
6. Obama slapped Netanyahu in his face!!!
Justin rivers ,   CA, US   (05.20.11)
Although I voted for Obama in 2008 there is no chance I would vote for him again in 2012. Like many of my friends, this time we are wiser and we know wkere we stand...
7. china
zzozz ,   usa   (05.20.11)
It is about time for us to get closer to China ........U must be joking! LOL
8. Israel is a strategic liability
David ,   Colorado, US   (05.20.11)
Thomas Jefferson advised us to "seek friendship with all nations- entangling alliances with none." The relationship is one-sided. We give- they take. Israel is a strategic liability. Our blind support of Israel is harmful to America.
9. # 4
wmd   (05.20.11)
yes its too much to hope even for "press conference"
10. The very existence of a Palestinian Authority is a major...
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (05.20.11)
...and risky concession on Israel's part, having departed from the UN Security Council Resolution, 242, that does not call for such an entity and doesn't even mention the phrases "Palestinians", "Palestine" or a "Palestinian state'. Allowing this entity's an armed "police" force is yet another concession, one that has caused Israeli Jews to be killed by these people. The list of course goes on..., but the question is: Why doesn't Obama demand of the "Palestinians", before all else, accept Israel's RIGHT to be, to exist as the nation-state of the Jewish people, which is and has been the very source of the conflict all of these many decades...?? The answer: Obama's deeply built-in hostility to Israel, its leaders, its institutions and therefore to its people and the Jewish people as a whole whose nation-state Israel is!! Therefore, whatever Mr. Netanjahu may or may not say or do, he is presently the democratically elected political leader of Israel, the very entity that Obama simply can't stand. And one wonders, why...??!!
11. I'm full of Rage!
Observer 1 ,   Chrangbegbo, Ghana   (05.20.11)
As I was in the car coming to office I was foaming with anger not against Obama Hussein but against Bibi asking myself why he can't for once be a man: snub BHO, call a press conference and announce his stand and take off back to Jerusalem. Obama can stew in his anger.Who is Obama if not a clueless fellow positioned by even more clueless guys around him? Why can't Bibi man up! Don't give me that sh*t of Israel needs America. America was nowhere near when God spoke to Abraham and Israel's existence depends only on the Father above. No one else! Bibi must call off his encounter with Hussein Obama and let the latter hear it thru the media because Hussein Obama shall come to pass but, by God, Jerusalem and Israel shall endure forever. Enough is enough.
12. Obama is a space cadet
talya   (05.20.11)
The best name I've seen for Obama in recent weeks is "abama" - play on the Hebrew word abam, as in space cadet. Never before has there been a US president soooo far removed from reality. It's time Netanya grew some backbone and demanded that until Hamas and the PA recognize our right to exist, we will sit pretty and continue building.
BRIAN ,   Fort Myers   (05.20.11)
Obama is possibly the worst President we in the USA have ever had. He anti everything. We are bankrupt as a nation. All he can think about, if thinking is part of his nature, is to be re=elected. He does nothing to assist the price of gas, he has the power to assist the Banks who are showing hugh profits, paying Magnanimous bonuses to their executives and only pay .01% interest on any money one may have in their accounts. He helped big business and ignores the man in the street. We have paid in all our working lives for Social Security and Medicare now he is just letting them do what they want to cut our benefits. His so called financial assistants say we do not have inflation, this is the biggest lie anyone has ever perpetrated on the american people who are mostly living minus pay check to pay check. He is living like a king. GET RID OF OBAMA, WE MAY BE A LITTLE BETTER WITH SOMEONE WHO IS NOT A LIAR.
14. This Happens to you if you refuse to make your
Tor Gnon ,   Njamena, Chad   (05.20.11)
position known and defend it. If not, who is Obama to come of the blue and start telling the PM what to do or not to do to the extent of telling his half-witted entourage how he thinks the PM can not deliver on peace. What a chutzpa! But it all boils down to the same point: Bibi must tell the president of the great America to shut the hell up ! A man's got to be a man. I'm fed with Bibi allowing this dumb guy telling us what to do.
15. Impeach Obama for dangerous talk!
David ,   USA   (05.20.11)
Bibi, go straight to Congress and cancel the meeting with Obama. AIPAc should withdraw their plan to have Obama speak to them. With friends like these, we don't need enemies.
16. dear americans and israelies
veteran ,   USA USA USA USA USA   (05.20.11)
In 2012 Election America comes back to the heart of America!
17. obama go take a jump into the ocean and join Osama
Pinny ,   Bat Yam   (05.20.11)
18. bye bye miss American pie!
Cynic #2   (05.20.11)
19. to nr. 15.
justice for all ,   planet earth   (05.20.11)
us congress should have impeached bush jr. right after the attack on iraq in 2003.
20. Bibi should hand congress DVDs of pa incitement on TV & in
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (05.20.11)
classrooms and then tell the congress that Israel will certainly sit down to negotiate and give away the store if obumma can identify a peace partner in the videos.
21. to #8
joe ,   Israel   (05.20.11)
We are here(democratic Israel) making sure people like you can still have freedom of speech, even when is none sense. American help is too great to be ignored, Bibi has to go to the meeting, even when Obama is at odds with us.
22. The bottom line
Michael ,   Haifa   (05.20.11)
Netanyahu has to make a choice between maintaining the lunacy of the illegal settlements on the West Bank or the isolation of our country from the whole world, with potential exposure to sanctions
23. 1967 borders = destroy Israel
S Benard ,   Bountiful, USA   (05.20.11)
The Palestinian Arabs know that the insistence on 1967 borders is equivalent to destroying Israel. They have said so. Obama complicity with this reveals his true colors. He is a radical revolutionary dead set on exposing Israel to radical Islamist who would rain down rockets or worse upon Israel to destroy them. His true nature is exposed, now. He is the Deceiver in Chief. American Jews must wake up! Obama is NOT your friend!
24. What about concessions of the "Palestinians"?
Albrecht Klein ,   Germany   (05.20.11)
For example, recognizing Israel's right to exist?
25. surprised anyone?
tiki ,   belgium   (05.20.11)
When he announced a 'speech ONE day before Natanyahu's visit, we could all smell the coffee. "What's bred in the bone will not come out of the flesh". This anti Israel stand comes in line with Obama's education, vision & goal from day one. 'Change, by NOT standing with allies, 'change, by NOT honouring previous made promises, etc. etc. He wants new best friends! Why? Because he can! He can see what we all see......there is no 'serious Republican candidate and he's smelling a second term. If that will happen, Israel should be looking for new best friends aswell!
26. It's time...
Ram ,   London   (05.20.11)
for Israeli PM's to drop the lapdog attitude towards US presidents if Jews do not want the potential demise of they country. The long term downside to the present Israel/US relationship way outweighs the short term benefits. Better survive with hardship then die in comfort.
27. Build baby build
Rachel ,   US   (05.20.11)
Come back home and announce 10000 homes for Jews in Jerusalem and anywhere else in Judea. Stop discriminating against Jews in order to please Obama. He is more anti Israel than Abbas.
28. the facts
Robert ,   Huelva, Spain   (05.20.11)
Payback for Bidens las visit? Netanyahu is no friend of US
29. Message to Bibi
Shalom ,   Ashdod, Israel   (05.20.11)
This is YOUR moment of truth. Either you stand up to Obama or else we vote for Lieberman. We need a person with real spine to lead Israel. Just keep in mind, Israel came to being before Obama was born, and G-d willing, will stay here long after Obama is gone because Hashem is with us. We do not a goy to bring about our redemption. Once again, Bibi either man up or we will find the right man next elections
30. Talk about been thrown under the bus.
dyslexic........... ,   Israel........   (05.20.11)
Obama hasnt a clue who his dealing with.Why ? because he has a Muslim background.He thinks like them.Bush new the dangers of the Muslim world because he is a Christian.The Muslims hate the Jews and the Christians.The Muslims are takeing over Europe.It wont happen in Israel and thats for sure.....
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