to make him look like a victim and the President of the United States as a bully and an oaf and to be blamed for the breakdown in relations between Netanyahu and the White House. The shadow of Yitzhak Shamir is looming large over Netanyahu, he is twisting and turning and desperately trying not to fall to the same fate. Netanyahu was not snubbed, Netanyahu asked to see the President and Netanyahu was granted an audience to explain his point of view. What Netanyahu is peeved about is that nobody believed a word that came out of his mouth, and this is Netanyahu's problem. Nobody believes him anymore other than the right wing nutjobs.
Palestinians report IDF airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets in southern Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: Barak: U.S. ties are 'pillar and cornerstone' of Israel's security