Obama’s Cold Shoulder to Netanyahu – Purely Political??

Published on September 22, 2012

One of the most shocking developments of recent days has been Barack Obama’s reported refusal to honor Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s request for a sit-down to discuss the Iran crisis. Author Edward Klein reports he’s discovered the reason for the President’s geo-political brush off …

Edward Klein, whose new book The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House was released earlier this year, believes Obama has been a rank amateur on foreign policy, especially considering the way he turned down Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request for a meeting to discuss the Iranian nuclear threat.

“The president of the United States turned down Bibi Netanyahu’s request and instead agreed to meet with Mohamad Morsi, the president of Egypt, where our embassy is under assault,” Klein explains.

He has learned that Obama campaign manager, David Axelrod, nixed an Obama-Netanyahu meeting because he was concerned the prime minister would feel obligated to also meet with Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who happens to be an old friend of Netanyahu.

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