"Writing in the Israeli Maariv, columnist Ben Caspit said there was no humiliation exercise the Americans did not try on Mr Netanyahu. ''Bibi received in the White House the treatment reserved for the president of Equatorial Guinea,'' Caspit wrote.
Yedioth Ahronoth said the White House ambushed Mr Netanyahu. ''Everything was scrupulously planned, most likely, and the Israeli Premier, perhaps the most sought-after personage in the Oval Office in the past two decades, was received like the last of the wazirs from Lower Senegal.''
The consensus among Israeli commentators is that the US will continue to exert more pressure on Israel to move swiftly towards the creation of a Palestinian state.
''The US is abandoning us and effectively turning into Europe,'' Caspit wrote. ''From now on, we are completely alone. The entire world, from one end to another, talks about a Palestinian state inside territory similar to 1967.''
''Obama wants to know whether Netanyahu is there. In explicit words, in writing, not with hints, not with a 'maybe,' not with a 'yes, but'. A simple question that requires a simple answer.''" SMH
I had resolved not to write about this for a while, but this is SO interesting… Evidently BHO gave Bibi his letter of response back and told him to go work on it for a while. Then, as it says here, he announced that he was going upstairs to have dinner with his family and left Natanyahu to figuratively "find the door."
Caspit writes that the whole world expects a settlement based on the 1967 borders… Imagine that!!
"Now we are completely alone" Sigh, well, they are alone except for several billion dollars of US money every year.
Sounds like a display of collective neurotic narcissism to me, but "alnval" or Natalie can explain it to us. pl