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White House attempts to play down tensions with Israel

The White House appeared to sidestep brewing tensions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday.

Netanyahu; damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t

By AVI PERRY On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner extended an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an invitation to come to the United States and address a special Joint Session of Congress on the subject of the Iranian  nuclear project. Netanyahu accepted. How could he not? He does not support President Obama’s position […]

George Will: Obama Goes Out of His Way to ‘Show Disdain’ for Congress

4 hours agoNews : Mediaite

George Will defended Speaker of the House John Boehner against criticism for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a February 11th joint session of Congress just hours after President Barack Obama threatened to veto new sanctions against Iran, and said President Obama goes out of his way to "show disdain" for Congress and Netanyahu.

Some Fox Hosts Outraged at Boehner and Netanyahu

Max Fisher, Vox: Fox News is not exactly known as an ally of the Obama administration, especially when it comes to disputes between Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, or disputes between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Show More Summary

Netanyahu claims speech to US Congress is ‘anti-Iran strategy,’ not presidential snub

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to take every opportunity to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to his country. His visit to Washington in March has opened up a political...

Rob Lowe Slams Obama For Benjamin Netanyahu Snub: ‘Woman Who Eats Cereal Out Of A Bathtub’ More Important?

President Barack Obama has been under criticism recently after he announced that he would not be meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the Middle Eastern ruler visits the U.S. in March. Now, even celebrities like Parks and Recreation‘s Rob Lowe are voicing irritation over Barack’s denial of a visit with Benjamin. Show More Summary

Editorial: Obama’s ugly tantrum

President Obama’s refusal to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli prime minister comes to Washington in March to address a joint

U.S. Official: Netanyahu 'Spat in Our Face'

The White House's outrage over Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to speak before Congress in March -- a move he failed to coordinate with the administration -- began to seep through the diplomatic cracks on Friday, with officials telling Haaretz the Israeli leader had "spat" in President Barack Obama's face. Show More Summary

Ahhh, For The Lost Golden Era Of Presidential Respect

I give Peggy Noonan credit for saying, in her latest column, that it's highly inappropriate for Republicans to invite Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress next month. But she's also upset that British prime minister...Show More Summary

So Obama is Upset at Netanyahu’s Visit to Congress

Obama perceives it as a slight or a snub by the Republican Speaker John Boehner and by Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was invited by Boehner, and accepted, the invitation to speak to Congress in March. Anonymous White House sources said that “there will be a price” for this slight by the Israeli leader.

Obama Won't Meet With Netanyahu, Kerry Wants More Investments Against Extremism, New Philae Lander Data: P.M. Links

yesterdayNews : Reason

President Obama isn't planning to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli prime minister addresses Congress in March. Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience at Davos that the world had to invest more resources and take more risks against global extremism and that it couldn't be driven by Islamophobia. Show More Summary

How Boehner Bungled His Bibi Bid

Speaker of the House John Boehner's invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hurts his own party, the policy process and Israel. There are some in the Republican Party who truly care about preventing an Iranian nuclear bomb. There are some with helpful suggestions for how to improve our strategy. Show More Summary

Obama WH Says Netanyahu “Spat in Our Face” for Agreeing to Speak With US Congress on Iranian Threat

On Thursday the Obama White House said they would not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because they wanted to “avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country.” The Israeli elections are two weeks after … Continue reading ?

New Zealand's UN Security Council debut: Peace in the Middle East

One of Australia's last acts on the UN Security Council was to vote against a resolution being brought by the Palestinian Authority. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel and John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, 2009 Washington...Show More Summary

Obama-Netanyahu strained relations have reached an all-time low

President Barack Obama may have reached a George H.W. Bush moment in his long-simmering confrontation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran’s nuclear program. And Netanyahu may be facing his own moment of truth. With the White House’s unprecedented announcement that Obama will not meet with Netanyahu when the Israeli leader comes to Washington […]

Obama Won’t Meet With Netanyahu In March

President Barack Obama will not meet with Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli prime minister travels to the United States to visit with Congress in March. A White House spokesperson cited “longstanding policy and principal” against meeting with world leaders who face upcoming elections as the onus behind the decision. “Accordingly, the president will not be [...]Show More Summary

Pelosi Blasts Boehner Over Netanyahu Invitation, NY Assembly Speaker Arrested for Corruption, Yemen's President Resigns : P.M. Links

2 days agoNews : Reason

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is quite cross with her successor, John Boehner, for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without passing it by the White House. New York's Assembly Speaker SheldonShow More Summary

Obama will not meet Israeli PM Netanyahu during U.S. visit

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

President Barack Obama will not meet Israel’s prime minister when he visits Washington in March, the White House said on Thursday, after being blindsided by the Republicans’ invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu to address the U.S. Congress on Iran. Bernadette Meehan, spokeswoman for the...

Pelosi Scolds Boehner for ‘Inappropriate’ Netanyahu Invitation

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Yesterday Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress. Nancy Pelosi responded today by scolding Boehner for the "inappropriate" invitation.

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