Netanyahu Left US Disgraced and Humiliated

Obama snubbed him, say Israeli press reports
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2010 6:10 AM CDT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses while addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference dinner in Washington Monday.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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(Newser) – Benjamin Netanyahu is back in Israel after his US trip, and much of the Israeli press thinks he never should have gone in the first place. "The prime minister leaves America disgraced, isolated, and altogether weaker than when he came," writes Aluf Benn in Haaretz. Obama treated him more like a "problem child" than a world leader. "Instead of setting the diplomatic agenda, Netanyahu surrendered control over it. "

The London Times pieces together reports from other Israeli media outlets and paints a picture of a "humiliated" Netanyahu who got snubbed by the president. Obama at one point rejected a Netanyahu flow chart and walked out of a meeting at the White House by saying, “I’m still around. Let me know if there is anything new.”

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