Sharp Elbows, Cold Shoulders Mark Biden Trip to Israel
Vice President Biden's trip to the Middle East -- meant to pave the way for a new round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks -- is coming to a close, leaving in its wake a trail of stinging snubs, cringe-worthy blunders and one-word headlines in Israel newspapers: "Embarrassment."
If it were merely a series of typical "Biden'isms," it'd be one thing. But in a sign that U.S.-Israeli relations have cooled, the vice president and top Israeli officials spent the better part of the week poking each other in the eye.
It didn't take long to see the trip was not going well.
The U.S. vice president's most daring snub may have come when he arrived 90 minutes late to a dinner Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
But that was after a day of mishaps on the Israeli end and before the prospect of restarting peace talks began to sputter.
After reading that all I can say is Oh... My... God... :mad: