For a head of government 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. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip viewed in Jerusalem as a humiliation.Geez. He didn't even give Bibi a pre-loaded iPod. I hope my American Hebrew readers remember this, and remember which side in American politics still understands the importance of "Next Year in Jerusalem". With your help we'll meet you there in 2013.
25 March 2010
Guess Who's Not Staying For Dinner.
Is there any traditional US ally Barack Obama won't treat like crap? Apparently not: