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Tue Jun 18, 2024, 11:28 PM Jun 18

Scoop: White House cancels meeting, scolds Netanyahu in protest over video [View all]

Source: Axios

The White House canceled a high-level U.S.-Israel meeting on Iran that was scheduled for Thursday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video on Tuesday claiming the U.S. was withholding military aid, two U.S. officials tell Axios.

Why it matters: President Biden's top advisers were enraged by the video — a message U.S. envoy Amos Hochstein delivered personally to Netanyahu in a meeting hours after it was published, two U.S. and Israeli sources say. Then the White House decided to go a step farther by canceling Thursday's meeting.

"This decision makes it clear that there are consequences for pulling such stunts," a U.S. official said.
"The Americans are fuming. Bibi's video made a lot of damage," a senior Israeli official said, using a nickname for Netanyahu.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/2024/06/19/netanyahu-video-biden-cancels-iran-meeting

Read the rest of the link to understand the gravity of this situation.
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Another link: White House baffled by Netanyahu's claim Biden is withholding weapons NBachers Jun 18 #1
Time to take back the promised F-15s then ArkansasDemocrat1 Jun 19 #36
He's nothing if not shameless peppertree Jun 19 #43
Post removed Post removed Jun 18 #2
Yeah, as I read about it, that's the conclusion I reached too. Time for the Israelis to boot Netanyahu into prison. NBachers Jun 18 #3
That is not correct. sheshe2 Jun 19 #5
Warmonger Netanyahu is no ally of the US. He's always an obstacle to peace... brush Jun 18 #4
I think you'll see Israeli citizens beaten, arrested, disappeared LuvLoogie Jun 19 #6
What a sad state of affairs. It's either the Palestinians expelled from Gaza... brush Jun 19 #10
He lost the PMship from June 2021-Dec 29, 2022(18 months) LeftInTX Jun 19 #21
Israel has a lot of parties, LuvLoogie Jun 19 #22
Just pointing out that Israeli citizens likely won't be "disappearing" at the hands of Netanyahu LeftInTX Jun 19 #23
The Israelis protesting in the street are citizens. LuvLoogie Jun 19 #25
Well none we know of yet. flying_wahini Jun 19 #26
More than 20% of Israeli citizens are Arab, and many of them self-identify as Palestinian. lapucelle Jun 20 #51
I thought the term Arab Israeli and not Palestinian was the correct term. LeftInTX Jun 20 #52
According to several sources, the majority of Arabs in Israel prefer to be identified as Palestinian citizens of Israel. lapucelle Jun 20 #53
Netanyahu has overplayed his hand with the U.S. too many times PatSeg Jun 19 #17
Hopefully this action by the WH will bolster efforts by Gantz and others. SleeplessinSoCal Jun 19 #7
Benny Ganz waiting in the wings SleeplessinSoCal Jun 19 #8
I think Netanyahu completed his FA stage... sheshe2 Jun 19 #9
Netanyahu is a war criminal TomDaisy Jun 19 #11
He is seriously damaging Israel's reputation worldwide. rubbersole Jun 19 #12
As is Hamas. sheshe2 Jun 19 #16
Not an excuse for Netanyahu committing genocide. Collective punishment against children TomDaisy Jun 19 #31
I am not making excuses for Netanyahu. sheshe2 Jun 19 #32
n/s JustAnotherGen Jun 19 #39
utter nonsense TomDaisy Jun 19 #42
Same sheshe2 Jun 19 #44
Criticizing Israel for Genocide is not Anti-semitism or pro-Hamas. TomDaisy Jun 19 #46
A pox on all their hateful houses ArkansasDemocrat1 Jun 19 #38
Fuck you Bibi ZonkerHarris Jun 19 #13
Amen TomDaisy Jun 19 #14
Bibi has been giving the middle finger to the US the whole time he's been in office. Lonestarblue Jun 19 #15
Yep, but with both middle fingers. twodogsbarking Jun 19 #19
We keep doing the same thing and expect different results. twodogsbarking Jun 19 #18
must stop nutty yahoo from writting gop ads for them dembotoz Jun 19 #20
JMHO as an ignorant citizen of the US but I would be happy as a clam if we pulled out of the samnsara Jun 19 #24
A great many countries are hot spots Tetrachloride Jun 19 #33
Let's make that come true and withhold all weapons. Novara Jun 19 #27
As far as I am aware, the US has not withheld aid. Netanyahu's accusation is aimed straight at President Biden. Martin68 Jun 19 #28
Israel's Netanyahu blames Biden for withholding weapons. US officials say that's not the whole story Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 19 #29
Yeah, he wants Trump LeftInTX Jun 19 #34
Withholding? Don't WE pay for their military? underpants Jun 19 #30
It's time we cut Israel loose Johnny2X2X Jun 19 #35
Higher taxes.... that's the one thing. DemocraticPatriot Jun 19 #37
And then we need to talk about Israel's "neutrality" when it comes to Russia ck4829 Jun 19 #40
They have a weird truce with Russia Johnny2X2X Jun 19 #41
There are a LOT of Russian Jews... druidity33 Jun 19 #45
K&R TomDaisy Jun 19 #47
Netanyahu is talking about giving *rump a talking point in the upcoming debate Uncle Joe Jun 19 #48
Now that America has been accused of withholding arms to Israel . . . Aussie105 Jun 19 #49
Look, Netanyahu needs shut up, and he probably is more like Putin than being an ally the US tornado34jh Jun 20 #50
Netanyahu wants Trump to win the election. LudwigPastorius Jun 20 #54
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