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biden.gifNobody knows how to play the rough-and-tumble game of parliamentary politics better than the Israelis, and it looks like Prime Minister Netanyahu, in a rare slip, found himself outmaneuvered.

I think we should believe Bibi when he says he was blindsided by the announcement of a new settlement, which just happened to fall during Vice President Biden’s trip.

Maybe the conservatives wanted to let everyone know they weren’t going to let their big brother ally push them around when it came to when and where they performed their urban renewal.

They certainly proved their point. Now, in an area of the world where antennae are ultra-sensitive to who’s got the power, America looks like a big, sloppy dog being wagged by his tail. Bibi has to choose between angering us further and assuaging a demanding faction upon which the survival of his government depends.

Nobody, of course, imagines that our long-term alliance will ever suffer for it. In the meantime, we can sit back and watch the Kabuki theater as Hillary and Bibi act oh, so shocked about the awkward turn of events.

You can bet your blintzes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be watching, too.

Categories: International (86), Middle East (28)
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Keep poking Israel with a stick and guess what? They might just poke back when given a good political opportunity to do so.


Keep throwing fuel on a fire and it just might blow up in your face.


THE HOLY LAND--The unique part of the world where people of all religions can get together and kill one another....


Joe Biden is an embarassment to all of us here in the US so don't get to upset about him doing anything. There is a reason why in 2 presidential runs he got 3 votes. We should turn them loose on Iran, give them aircover and refuel their bombers to end the threat but with a far left progressive socialist in the white house it will not happen.


The fact that Joe Biden is my VP is humiliation enough.


Are you crazy? It is Biden and the Obama administration that disrespected Israel and ALL Jewish people. This is ego driven by OBAMA. However the one person who has the MOST gall in disrespecting Israel is Hillary. She became Senator with Jewish support in NY given to her by an exchange where her husband pardoned a Jewish leader who had been convicted of treason... (it could have been a simple selling of equipment to Israel which brought that Court decision)...........however, the incredible arrogance and gall the Obama "group" show in their disrepect to to Israel.........is #1 WRONG.......and puts all Americans at risk, regardless of your beliefs. I for one support Israel in maintaining, keeping and building on the land given to them by God Almighty.


Biden humiliates himself more than any one ever could everyday, I can almost understand why the majority voted for Obama but I will never know why Biden was chosen as VP. If that wasn't a clue as to what was to come.

The only thing I can figure is the Dems didn't want someone who could, possibly, make Obama look bad and with Biden, they picked a winner.


Pointman: In a word, "Pennsylvania."


@Lorraine:

I think "one another" is a little exaggeration. The word you were looking for would be "the Jews."


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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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