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Yes, Pre-Election Visits by Israeli Leaders do Happen

The White House says President Obama’s refusal to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next month is due to a desire not to affect the Israeli elections two weeks later.

“As a matter of longstanding practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections, so as to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country,” said White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan last month.

Buhhht . . .

President Clinton in 1996 met with a world leader at the White House less than a month before his election. An ISRAELI leader. Shimon Peres. His opponent? BENJAMIN NETANYAHU.

Here they are. Meeting. As the inventor of the Internet looks on.

Clinton Peres

In fact, Netanyahu at the time complained that Peres was making a campaign stop at the White House.

“I can’t find an example of any previous Israeli government whose prime minister, on the eve of elections, made a cynical attempt to use relations between Israel and the United States as a party advertisement,” he said. “With all due respect, I want to say to Mr. Peres … that foreigners do not decide the outcome of the Israeli elections, not the American government, the king of Morocco or Yasser Arafat,” Netanyahu told parliament.

Netanyahu’s current opponents could of course lodge a similar complaint, except that Netanyahu must travel to Washington now if he wants to affect the emerging deal with Iran, and it’s not been clear that his trip will help his reelection prospects.

Everyone knows the main reason Obama won’t meet with Netanyahu is that he hates him and thinks Netanyahu is trying to undermine his Iran deal, which is true.

But by lighting such a firestorm over the whole thing, Obama has increased the publicity surrounding the appearance and given Netanyahu and even wider audience for his argument.

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21 Responses to Yes, Pre-Election Visits by Israeli Leaders do Happen

  1. Why does Obama have members of his campaign staff over there attempting to defeat Netanyahu ?

    Obama is a lying snake.
    What are they going to do,….rig the voting machines ?

  2. On Morning Joe this morning they stated that now Durbin, Feinstein and maybe some other Dems will be meeting in private with Bibi.
    Poor widdle Mika was barely able to control herself over the fact that now even some Democrats were splintering from her great Obama.

  3. As far as trying to impact an election of another nation, it’s good to remember that a certain United States Senator by the name of Barack Obama tried to directly influence the election of Communist thug Raila Odinga to be Prime Minister of Kenya. He actually went to Kenya to openly campaign for Odinga in 2006.

    http://www.wnd.com/2008/08/71383/

      • It’s good to remember as much of Obama’s past political antics as we can. The MSM is useless in that responsibility, so it’s up to all of us to keep telling those stories.

      • You have uncovered Barry’s personal Golden Rule. That’s what he lives by. That’s all he knows. That’s how he’s been programmed since he was a teenager. That’s why he has absolutely no insight into how he comes across, no empathy, no sense of how destructive he is, no ability for self reflection. He is an empty shell into which has been poured all the political claptrap he lives by. He really believes the BS he spouts because he’s been trained to believe it.

        • Don’t you get it yet? Obama doesn’t care what anyone thinks or feels. Every knock is a boost to him. He loves any kind of attention, bad and good as long as they are talking about him. He’s a loser, no integrity, emotionally infantile, spends other people’s money, not his own. From the beginning of his “presidency” he has acted like a kid in a candy store with other people’s money. Hitler’s ghost – likes only to get even, gets his kicks from revenge, thats all he does, doesn’t do any work that he should be doing as a real president. And now he is just biding his time until its over and leaving a mess for the next president on purpose, thats his greatest revenge.

      • If Barry had his way, there would be no free elections. He would have preferred to be proclaimed Master Of All He Surveys, King Of The Air and The Water, Lord of All Slaves. That’s how this dude is wired up.

  4. well you gotta give Obama a break. we all know how following the law and the rules is terribly, terribly important to him. so obviously he would be upset by this outrageous breach of protocol.

    haha.

    Keith is right: it’s all because Obama can’t stand Bibi personally. can you believe this is the president of the United States who’s acting like this? it’s embarrassing.