The photograph published showing the soles of the presidents shoes as he is talking to Netanyahu. It is considered an insult and well understood in the Arab world to show the soles of your feet to someone. All photos taken by the White house photographers are vetted so the message is clear "Some Israelis Irked by Obama Photo - The World Newser10 Jun 2009 ... The photo shows Obama on the phone with his feet up on his desk, ... which shows Obama talking on the phone with Netanyahu on Monday, ... is seen with his legs up on the table, his face stern and his fist clenched, ... blogs.abcnews.com/.../06/some-israelis-irked-by-obama-photo.html - Cached" Not the side photographed and released when he is talking to Arabs.
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