obama's belief that he can publicly demean, humiliate, denigrate, a democratically elected leader of a long standing ally is extremely troubling. such behaviour is unworthy of any united states president. when one compares the treatment accorded to the prime minister of israel with that accorded to any number of dictators and human rights abusers, one cannot but conclude that the behaviour is motivated not by politics but rather by some dark personal animosity. such animosity has no place in the conduct of state affairs. unfortunately, obama seems to conduct foreign policy on the basis of feelings rather than rationality.
Suspected assailant in car-ramming attack in West Bank shot (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu: I'm not building in Jerusalem for Lieberman and Yishai