Obama Caught Lying To Netanyahu?

Dan Riehl
RiehlWorldView
3/26/2010

We know what Obama said to Netanyahu Tuesday evening:

The Israeli prime minister arrived at the White House on Tuesday evening brimming with confidence that the worst of the crisis in his country’s relationship with the United States was over.

When the Israeli prime minister stalled, Mr Obama rose from his seat declaring: “I’m going to the residential wing to have dinner with Michelle and the girls.”

As he left, Mr Netanyahu was told to consider the error of his ways. “I’m still around,” Mr Obama is quoted by Israel’s Yediot Ahronot newspaper as having said. “Let me know if there is anything new.”

Did Obama fly to New York, as it appears to be where they had dinner that night? Did Obama just get caught in a flat out lie to a foreign leader?

First lady Michelle Obama took daughters Malia, 11, and Sasha, 8, mother Marian Robinson and some pals to New York for a spring break trip where they hit Broadway shows, toured the Empire State Building and visited Harlem and Brooklyn. They returned to Washington on Wednesday, stopping at the Statue of Liberty en route back to the White House.

Here’s the bite they have taken from the Big Apple, besides lunching at the Russian Tea Room and the Dinosaur Bar-B-Q in Harlem:

• Wednesday. The Obama group toured the “Sesame Street” studio. They hit Brooklyn, visiting the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory and a well-known pizzeria, Grimaldi’s. (The New York Times quoted the waiter who served the entourage: “I think they said it was better than Chicago pizza.”)

Tuesday. Harlem was a focus. The Obama group toured the Studio Theater and the famous Apollo Theater. Mrs. Obama and friends dine at Aquavit, ownded by Marcus Samuelsson, the guest chef at White House first state dinner for the Prime Minister of India.She ordered the tasting menu.

• Monday night: A preview of a new musical, “The Addams Family,” which opens next month.

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Jim Hoft of GatewayPundit reminds his readers:

Do you remember when Jesse Jackson said that under Obama Jews would lose all of their clout?

He was right.

Hoft has much more to say about Obama’s humiliation of the Israelis on his blog, GatewayPundit.

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Over at Legal Insurrection, Professor William A. Jacobson has an excellent article, “We Are All Bibi Netanyahu Now”:

Obama has shown disrespect for our British friends, with whom we share an even more intense historical relationship. There are very, very few countries in the world whose soldiers would die for us, and Britain is one of those countries. Yet the reaction to Obama’s treatment of Britain has been muted.

I think the reaction to Obama’s treatment of Bibi Netanyahu hits home because it was so personal in nature, and because it epitomized how the American people have been treated by Obama and the Democrats, with arrogance and disdain…

…In Bibi Netanyahu we see something we have lost in our leader, an unflinching sense of national destiny, an unapologetic pride in who we are and why we are, and a willingness to stand up to tyrants and neighborhood bullies regardless of the price.

Read the whole thing at Legal Insurrection.

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