Biden's Israeli Dinner Party Ruined!
Just when you think Zionism has plummeted to the absolute depths of depravity, the Israeli War Cabinet manages effortlessly to up the ante. Netanyahu, having largely out maneuvered the fledgling Obama on the settlement issue, feels emboldened and nothing's going to stop them in the bunker now:
Israel apologised to Joe Biden today for announcing a plan to build 1,600 homes on occupied Palestinian land during his visit, after the US vice-president launched a strongly worded attack on the planned construction in an East Jerusalem settlement.
An Israeli cabinet minister apologised for the timing of the announcement but not for its substance. "This should not have happened during a visit by the US vice-president," the welfare minister, Isaac Herzog, told Army Radio. "This is a real embarrassment and now we have to express our apologies for this serious blunder."
Herzog, stuffed Zioshirt first class, apologised for the... TIMING!
The Israeli interior ministry's approval of the plan cast a cloud over a visit to the country by Biden just hours after he pledged strong support for the Israeli government.
In a statement issued after he arrived 90 minutes late for a dinner with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden said: "I condemn the decision by the government of Israel to advance planning for new housing units."
90 minutes late! The embarrassment when bezzy mates can't even have their tea on time! Someone, somewhere got something wrong, didn't get the memo and the choreography turned out to be all screwed up! Heads will now surely roll?
Oh Biden, can't you take a hint, mister?