Obama To Netanyahu: Take A Hike (Because I’d Rather Meet With The Islamist President Of Egypt Instead)
At least that’s the immediate impression I had upon hearing this story. US President Obama refuses to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, but invites Egypt’s Islamist President Morsi? I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: As long as President BO remains in office, something will seriously stink in the White House …
Proverbs 12:15a, “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes …”
By Barak Ravid – “The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request on Tuesday to meet U.S. President Barack Obama during a UN conference in New York at the end of the month.
An official in Jerusalem said that the prime minister’s office sent the White House a message stating that although Netanyahu will spend only two and a half days on U.S. soil, he is interested in meeting Obama and is willing to travel to the U.S. capital specifically for that purpose. The official added that the White House rejected the request and said that at this time Obama’s schedule does not allow for a meeting.
The White House’s response marks a new low in relations between Netanyahu and Obama, underscored by the fact that this is the first time Netanyahu will visit the U.S. as prime minister without meeting the president.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak tried to ease the tension on Tuesday, saying that the differences between the U.S. and Israel should be ironed out ‘but behind closed doors.’
‘We must not forget that the U.S. is Israel’s most important source of support in terms of security,’ he said in a statement.
Earlier on Tuesday, Netanyahu launched an unprecedented verbal attack on the U.S. government over its stance on the Iranian nuclear program.
‘The world tells Israel ‘wait, there’s still time’. And I say, ‘Wait for what? Wait until when?’ Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel,’ Netanyahu told reporters on Tuesday.” Source – Haaretz.
Flashback: Barack Obama Invites Egypt’s ‘Destroy Western Civilization From Within’ Islamist President To America – “United States President Barack Obama has invited his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi to visit the US for an official visit in September, Deputy Secretary of State William Perez said he delivered the message during his meetings with the president on Sunday. For the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Morsi, this would be the first visit ever to the US by a Brotherhood member in an official capacity. Obama previously congratulated Morsi for his victory in Egypt’s first-ever presidential elections. Obama also confirmed his country’s commitment towards democratic development in Egypt and the economy, offering his country’s support.” Read more.