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Obama Slights Netanyahu in Video Remarks

12:37 PM, Jul 19, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Barack Obama slighted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in recorded remarks for the opening of the Maccabiah games in Israel. (Obama's remarks begin at 2:27:24 in the video below.) 

"In a break from protocol, President Obama declined to mention Prime Minister Netanyahu in his recorded remarks for the opening ceremony last night of the Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem. Instead Mr. Obama wished, President Shimon Peres another happy birthday as he already did in President Obama's recorded remarks when celebrations were held recently to mark Peres' 90th birthday," writes Aaron Lerner.

"Later that evening President Obama called PM Netanyahu on the phone to press him to make further concessions to Mahmoud Abbas."

Obama's remarks are followed by Britain's David Cameron, who sent his "warmest regards to President Peres, Prime Minister Netanyahu, and all of the Israeli people."

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