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And you thought Obama had it bad with Netanyahu. Look at this uncanny image from the Netanyahu-Merkel meeting yesterday. “JPost photographer snaps what must be the most inadvertently hilarious political picture of the decade,” tweets AFP’s Jerome Taylor.

But the Jerusalem Post says it is not using the photograph.

This next photo is also odd. Yousef Munayyer wrote: “Look at all this space between us, I can fit a new settlement here!”

Merkel and Netanyahu yesterday

Merkel and Netanyahu yesterday

Here’s the video from the little press appearance.

At 1:45 they shake hands, and it’s pretty chilly.

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  1. justicewillprevail on February 25, 2014, 12:21 pm

    Well, Angela Merkel grew up in the old East Germany, and knows a Eastern European despot given to clan corruption and enrichment at the ruthless expense of others, when she sees one. Compare and contrast the recently deposed president of Ukraine. That is the culture Bibi, Leiberman and a host of other hardline brutalists in Israel come from, where democracy, human rights and accountability are simply inconveniences which can be manipulated and ignored.

  2. seanmcbride on February 25, 2014, 12:34 pm

    Matt Drudge ran the photo on Drudge Report this morning — portraying Angela Merkel as a Nazi (Adolph Hitler). (Drudge was also a leading driver of Monicagate.) It’s clear where Drudge is coming from on Israeli issues.

    • Daniel Rich on February 25, 2014, 10:26 pm

      @ seanmcbride,

      Q: portraying Angela Merkel as a Nazi (Adolph Hitler)

      R: Hitler was, like Ms. Merkel, a Chancellor. And everything what happened back then, according to German law, was perfectly legal. The man with a Peace Prize in a 10 ton behemoth and a mass murderer in an open top Mercedes. What a wonderful world we live in…

  3. HarryLaw on February 25, 2014, 12:41 pm

    Netanyahu has been privy to all Merkels telephone conversations, private and business, thanks to the NSA sharing this information with the Israelis. Information is power, no wonder they will not give it up easily.

    • Krauss on February 25, 2014, 12:43 pm


      As far as I know, the U.S. is part of the “Five Eyes” agreement, US/AUS/CAN/NZ/UK. Israel isn’t trusted enough to be inside the inner circle.
      But then again since it’s Germany, which also isn’t in the inner circle, I guess it could happen?

      (One part of the fallout has been that Germany thought it was under an unspoken agreement that while it was not part of the Five Eyes alliance, it would never the less almost be treated as such. Israel, after all, is ranked as one of the top 5 most hostile counter-intelligence gatherers inside America. So why they get ANY access is beyond belief

      P.S. Silly me, of course it isn’t, it’s money and lobbying).

      • pabelmont on February 25, 2014, 2:21 pm
      • on February 25, 2014, 2:33 pm

        considering the well-established fact that the american space program, from its infancy onwards, was and is, for all intents and purposes,the german space program, due to operation paperclip which took german rocket scientists and mathematicaians, maybe they’re deserving of that belief.
        the rocket which powered NASA’s gemini was a beefed up V2.

      • W.Jones on February 25, 2014, 9:27 pm

        A funny story:

        “…We checked everywhere. We checked through all the services — Army, Navy, Marines. We couldn’t find any 90-millimeter ammunition at all.” Pianka says the Pentagon sent Israel the bad news: “In so many words, we said: ‘Sorry, we don’t have any of the ammunition you need. We’ve combed all depots and warehouses, and we simply have none.’ ”

        A few days later the Israelis came back with a surprising message:
        “Yes, you do. There are 15,000 rounds in the Marine Corps supply
        depot in Hawaii.”

      • HarryLaw on February 26, 2014, 5:31 am

        The most damaging of all the Snowden revelations was the news that in March 2009—two months after President Obama took office—the NSA agreed to provide all this intelligence data to a foreign country: Israel. As a Sept. 11 Guardian article described it: ”Details of the intelligence-sharing agreement are laid out in a memorandum of understanding between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart that shows the U.S. government handed over intercepted communications likely to contain phone calls and e-mails of American citizens. The agreement places no legally binding limits on the use of the data by the Israelis.”

        As Mondoweiss staff reporter Alex Kane noted: “While the agreement was authored in 2009, this specific intelligence-sharing relationship between Israel and America dates back to the aftermath of 9/11, according to documents referenced by The Guardian.” Snowden fills in more of the picture concerning Israeli links to U.S. intelligence, Kane wrote. As Max Blumenthal reported in June, for the past decade an Israeli intelligence firm, Narus, has provided the NSA with technology that enabled it to obtain and analyze at least 80 percent of Americans’ online and telephone communications.

      • HarryLaw on February 26, 2014, 12:16 pm

        Krauss @ Source. Are you trying to get me in trouble? If I reveal my source I may have to hightail it to Russia, no thanks. see my comment below, for some reason reply facility did not work on earlier comment.

    • Citizen on February 26, 2014, 9:41 am

      @ HarryLaw
      Yep. The US turns over all NSA metadata automatically to Israel. That’s for starters. The Germans, perhaps, are now less naive post-Snowden?

      • seafoid on February 26, 2014, 10:25 am

        The US turns over all NSA metadata automatically to Israel.

        “But in the long run, a hostile region like that cannot be policed, even by a nuclear-armed Israel. It will simply do to Israel what some of the wars have done to us on a smaller scale. Attrite it, tire it, fatigue it, demoralize it, cause emigration of the best and the first, and then some sort of cataclysm at the end which cannot be predicted at this stage because we don’t know who will have what by when. And after all, Iran is next door. It might have some nuclear capability. Suppose the Israelis knock it off. What about Pakistan and others? The notion that one can control a region from a very strong and motivated country, but of only six million people, is simply a wild dream.”

  4. Krauss on February 25, 2014, 12:45 pm

    Netanyahu can have his laugh. We’ll see who will have the last laugh. And considering that he is watching her as he does it(and smiling), I don’t think he did it without purpose.

    Germany is really Israel’s last ally in Europe, and possibly UK, too.

    We’ll see how long this lasts. Merkel has the perfect excuse now to chill relations even more. This may be an unexpected gift for her, once the embarrassment has settled.

    • Justpassingby on February 25, 2014, 3:15 pm

      Israel dont have any allies besides U.S.

      • RoHa on February 25, 2014, 9:13 pm

        There’s Canada, and the UK and Australia are sort of allies.

      • Citizen on February 26, 2014, 9:44 am

        @ RoHa
        All the countries you mention have their own version of AIPAC lobbies. Germany and US remain the principal funders of Zionist Israel. History will record they are guilty of crimes against humanity in the service of Israel.

      • Daniel Rich on February 25, 2014, 10:41 pm

        @ jpb,

        Q: Israel dont have any allies besides U.S.

        R: Would it be fair to portray those ‘allies’ as the bribed and ‘Sensitive Data’ herded bunch of whores that they are [with a tiny few exceptions]?

  5. Theo on February 25, 2014, 1:01 pm

    Being fortunate to be fluent both in english and german, I had to notice that the translator did differ from what Merkel said. It is very usual and it bothers me, because sometimes it leads to great misunderstandings.
    Merkel´s face talks a whole story, and I would like to warn Bibi, she is not a pushover like our great leaders in Washington are. She may just decide to take the last two submarines, that Germany gave to Israel, back with her.

    • on February 25, 2014, 4:53 pm

      come on, tell us what she really said.

    • ziusudra on February 26, 2014, 2:12 am

      Greetings Theo,
      Ms. Merkel’s nuances didn’t differ from the translator.
      Ihr Mönch Gehaber war nur blah, blah.
      (She played her role as a monk very well.)
      She seats on de fence even on present domestic problems
      here in German. Example Edathy. The fall of Friedrich.
      The incompetence of Oppermann. The stone walling
      of the BDS. Wo war Sie? ( Where was she?)

  6. Tzombo on February 25, 2014, 1:03 pm

    Yep. Please be as rude and condescending as only Israelis can be. Please humiliate and antagonise one of the few allies you have left in Europe.

  7. MahaneYehude1 on February 25, 2014, 1:03 pm

    “Netanyahu seems to put Hitler mustache on Angela Merkel” – Wow!!! my pancreas is shaking!!!

  8. BillM on February 25, 2014, 1:06 pm

    Don’t feel bad, Angela. Netanyahu’s government thinks that about everyone.

  9. eGuard on February 25, 2014, 1:09 pm

    A similar setup:

    Can someone give us the time mark for that picture? Please don’t make me watch the whole video.

  10. gingershot on February 25, 2014, 2:35 pm


    Bibi should followup his failed faux career as the Scourge of Iran for some serious slapstick!

    Damn! – how can I actually SEE it? hahaha

  11. gingershot on February 25, 2014, 2:45 pm

    Looks like Merkel has probably NOT quite forgiven the Israeli government for basically shouting down EU Pres Schulz last week

    People were waiting to see if Netanyahu expressed ANY sense of apology. I sure didn’t hear a big apology, or any apology

    Apparently Merkel still has a little frost around the gills over the ‘Water Apartheid’ affair and all the rage Bennett and the other clowns blasted Pres Shulz with – and if so – she will be in a very deep freeze at the end of this economic visit to Israeli, having to listen why the coming EU sanctions on Israel are ‘anti-semitic’

    I can hardly wait

  12. ivri on February 25, 2014, 6:23 pm

    Well, it is generally true that the masquerading is over and the so called “special relations” between Israel and Germany are in the process of going Kaput. It was not totally unexpected as basically there has always been an element of anomaly in this relationship. Yet, even if the purported intimacy in the relationship is over, cold-headed politicians will make sure that it will not go too low. That is simply in the interest of BOTH sides – of small Israel for sure but it is likewise, for a host of reasons, for ostensibly big and powerful Germany too.

  13. Citizen on February 25, 2014, 6:34 pm

    The only question is when will she wake up to the fact German guilt does justify what Israel does these days.

  14. traintosiberia on February 25, 2014, 8:12 pm

    So Bibi can turn the world statesman or woman with little adjustment of light,position,emphasis on certain gesture,and letting the shadow dance around a bit ,into a monster a Hitler without much intellectual effort.
    He is the dream of every Zionist who never misses opportunity of using the 1939 or Munch in every flawed argument Now Bibi has found a new way of doing it. It reminds me of his success with the Nuclear container at the UN.

  15. The JillyBeans on February 25, 2014, 10:32 pm

    I would have thought she was more a goatee type. With beads on the end.

  16. Taxi on February 26, 2014, 2:51 am

    He really meant to use the middle finger. And she knew it.

    This is what you get when you give an Apartheid state free submarines intended to kill millions of civilians.

  17. just on February 26, 2014, 5:27 am

    And I thought that the neck- rub by Dubya was bad……

    This one is going to leave a mark, too.

  18. eGuard on February 26, 2014, 7:10 am

    And don’t forget that it is Merkel herself who “sells” Israel nuclear-capacity submarines (at 50% of the price).

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