U.S. Publicly Humiliates Israeli Defense Minister As His Visit To U.S. Ends


yaalonBy Robert Spencer

This is all of a piece with Obama’s relentless determination to blame Israel for the jihad against it and to box it in and oppose it at every turn. “U.S. publicly humiliates Israeli defense minister as visit ends,” by Barak Ravid, Haaretz, October 25, 2014:

The White House refused to give Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon an audience with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and National Security Advisor Susan Rice during his trip to the United States this week, senior American officials confirmed Friday. The reason for the cold shoulder was a number of statements Ya’alon made six months ago, in which he criticized the Obama administration and Kerry in particular.

“Given some of his comments in the recent past, it should come as no surprise that he was denied some meetings,” a senior U.S. official told Haaretz. During his visit, Ya’alon met with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. A senior American official told the Associated Press that the White House wanted to instruct Power to decline meeting with Ya’alon but that they had only learned of the meeting after she had consented.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Department of State Spokeswoman Jen Psaki didn’t deny these reports in their daily press briefing Friday. Instead they merely answered laconically that Ya’alon’s meeting with his counterpart Hagel was “a natural, standard procedure.”

Despite the fact that Ya’alon’s requests to meet with the senior members of the Obama administration were declined over a week ago, Washington waited until the visit ended before making the story public in order to humiliate the Israeli defense minister. Senior U.S. officials leaked the story to the Israeli news website Ynet, which was first to break the story, then to the AP news agency, and after that to the rest of the press. The first reports came out just after Ya’alon returned to Israel Friday afternoon….


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  1. You can only be humiliated in front of people you respect. If you know that those who are trying to humiliate you are degenerate, low-life scum, nothing they do should effect you.

  2. Bunch of babies in the white house. Seriously, Obama has no plan, no strategy. He has no principles. one day he says like that and the next day he’s flip flopping. I just remember right after he took office a bpicture of him with both his feet on his desk; completely desecrating an office which we all expected of a lot more; all the while he is talking to netanyahu. This tit for tat business cus of the 6 month ago comments is such elementary childish behavior.

  3. Sorry to disagree, but you can’t criticize the Secretary of State and the president of United States, when Israel depends on them for so much in military and other aid, and expect an audience!

  4. Russia is becoming the superpower of the world as obama buries the United States.

    To all of you IDIOTS who voted for obama: I hope you’re enjoying your hopey – changey thing.

  5. Obama and his crowd are a humiliation to the united states so he takes revenge by humiliating another country. well, Hussein, we’ve been humiliated by far bigger and better than you and we are still here to tell the tale

  6. He is lucky he got to meet with Hagel. Israeli politicians almost never face consequences within Israel for their stupid statements.

  7. There will come a time when the U.S. will beg and plead to meet with Moshe Yaalon. The U.S. needs Israel more than Israel needs the U.S. The U.S. needs Israel in every which way , whether strategically, contributions to science and communications, military defense systems and mainly Hashem. Let yishmael, eysav and the meshumod in the white house stop being so high and mighty.