Obama won’t meet Netanyahu during Washington visit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, meets with US president Barack Obama, at the White House, Washington DC on October 01, 2014. (Photo credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO)

US President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in early March.

Spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said Thursday that in keeping with “long-standing practice and principle,” the president does not meet with heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections. Israel is scheduled to hold elections on March 17.

Netanyahu will be in Washington in part for a March 3 address to a joint session of Congress. House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to speak to Congress without consulting the Obama administration.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, leader of the House Democrats, said that Boehner blundered when he invited Netanyahu to address the Congress amid sensitive negotiations about Iran’s nuclear program and in the shadow of Israel’s elections…

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  • Censored_often

    He’ll be at mosque studying the koran during Netanyahu’s visit. Or perhaps watching re-runs of football games.

  • occupant 9

    I read a comment that a fella had worked this out, and it does work out. Maybe the reason Obama doesn’t like the Jews … try this at home:

    • Frau Katze

      Cool.

    • Censored_often

      Coincidence? Maybe not. 🙂

  • Doesn’t B.O. realize that an Allie is in the middle of threat over there unsurpassed since the rise of Nazism during WWII? Can you imagine if the U.S. President wouldn’t meet with Winston Churchill just because an election in Britain was coming up? E.g.: “We wouldn’t want to offend Hitler and make him think we are biased against Nazism!

    • Frau Katze

      Obama is a terrible president. Even worse than Carter.

      • DMB

        Obama is the worst American president in U.S. history!

        • occupant 9

          Measuring Obama according to the records of previous presidents will not show the true damage he has done and the everlasting wake of it.

          No other POTUS ever actively tried to destroy the nation he pledged to protect as Obama has.

      • Freedom

        By far, And I would have never believed that was even possible. At least Jimmy Carter spoke the truth and was a Christian.

        • Censored_often

          If Carter is a “Christian”, he’s the kind I think we can all do without.

          • Freedom

            I was just trying to be nice, I can’t stand Carter

  • Hard Little Machine

    Good. Fuck Obama. Hey did you hear the King of Saudi Arabia died? When Obama flies there do you think he’ll stay and get the job?

  • WalterBannon

    US President Barack Obama hates Jews.

  • winniec

    Israel should be consulted about the meaning of ‘good deal’ when it comes to the shyster of Iran.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    And Bibi breathes a sigh of relief.

  • ontario john

    Good news! It was just announced that the King of Saudi Slavery has died. They will have to sober up the princes in their bars and hotels in London for the funeral. I’m sure all the western leaders will be going there to pay their respects to the late fascist dictator. Yes the politicians will be flocking to a country that is the birthplace and modern center of the most vile intolerant belief system in modern history. Saudi muslims make the nazis look like Red Cross workers in comparison. I hope he rots in hell.

    • Censored_often

      Je suis Abdullah.

  • Obama is a muslim and does not like talking to Jews.

    • Censored_often

      Really?

  • Mark K

    What a bunch of BS. A true world leader meets with other world leaders, period. Although the media won’t dig it up, I’m sure there are plenty of occasions when Obama golfed, er I mean met with other world leaders close to elections.

  • Minicapt

    Perhaps these statements are being made to cover up the petty detail that Bibi ‘forgot’ to request an audience with the POTUS.

    Cheers

  • Norman_In_New_York

    That invitation is the recognition by Congress of who is the real leader of the free world. It sure as hell isn’t Obama. Let him refuse to meet with Netanyahu. The latter has better things to do than waste his time with a loser.

  • simus1

    You would have thought Emperor Barry would have called in Spineless Bonehead for his weekly spanking plus other weird goings on and told him to disinvite Netanyahu or else.

  • Can this douchebag put his Jew-hatred aside for ONE visit? It is his job to meet with foreign leaders.

    • BillyHW

      Unbelievable.