White House: Israel Showed Bad Manners In Canceled Trip


The White House chided Israel today for the way it canceled a meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, saying it would have been “good manners” for Israeli officials to tell the White House directly, POLITICO reports.

“If they weren’t able to make the meeting they should have just told us before they told the reporter,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press briefing. “I think it’s just good manners.”

“Our preference would have been to just handle this privately,” he said later.

POLITICO adds The White House said on Monday that it was “surprised” to learn through media that Netanyahu had called off the trip, especially because Israel had offered the date of March 18 for a bilateral meeting just two weeks ago.




  1. But when Bibi came and spoke to the Congress before his elections in Israel, the same rabid Anti Semites were saying he is breaking all ethical rules by coming. Hypocrites.

  2. Keep in mind, Netanyahu has bad manors for canceling the trip, but Obama is ok while he is visiting CUBA!!!!!!!! The fact that the mamzer on Pennsylvania Ave is going to Cuba before meeting with Netanyahu is absurd!!!

  3. ‘Our preference would have been to just handle this privately,’ he said later.
    Instead of handling this privately, he goes to the press to complain publicly about Israel having gone to the press.
    Oh, the irony.

  4. But it’s not Bad Manners for Obamba to leave Bibi sitting in the office areas of the White House while he went upstairs to have supper with his family! That’s not bad manners! This guy’s chutzpah knows no bounds!