Off the Record

Greta: Obama has explaining to do to the American people, Netanyahu, and the people of Israel

'Off the Record,' 2/18/15: The president can't find time to meet with our ally, the Israeli prime minister, snubbed France by no-showing at anti-terror rally, yet had time to interview with YouTube celebs and Buzzfeed and golf all weekend

 

By Greta Van Susteren

Let's go "Off the Record" for a minute. President Obama has some explaining to do to the American people and to the people of Israel and to Prime Minister Netanyahu.

First, President Obama embarrassed us when he got caught in a hot mic in 2011, trash-talking Prime Minister Netanyahu with then-French President Sarkozy. Sarkozy said he couldn't stand Netanyahu, called him a liar. President Obama jumped in, claiming he had it worse because he has to deal more often with Netanyahu. And then recently, President Obama insulted many Jews and embarrassed many Americans by blowing off the march in Paris after an anti-semantic terrorist attack on a kosher deli.

And more recently, President Obama said he doesn't have time to meet with Netanyahu when he is in town for a speech to Congress. President Obama can meet with a YouTube personality who eats cereal out of bathtub, but not the prime minister of our ally, Israel?

So now Wednesday's insult to Israel - and it is a big one - that Muslim leader who called Israel a suspect in the 9/11 attacks, was invited to the White House's antiterrorist summit. So let me get this straight: The White House invites a Muslim leader, who accused Israel of involvement in 9/11, but President Obama can't find five minutes to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is terrified Iran is getting nuclear weapons? That is so messed up.

And that's my "Off the Record" comment.