Yesterday, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly. Common sense — and decency — would dictate that Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, would be present for such an occasion. Rice, however, felt differently. Her empty chair stayed behind to take in the speech while she slipped out for lunch with Hillary Clinton. Priorities! What’s one of America’s most important and faithful allies when a Cobb salad is on the line? Not much, apparently.

Fox News’ Greta van Susteren discussed the snub with our former UN ambassador, John Bolton. Both saw it as a bad move on Rice’s part, a move particularly troubling in light of the treatment Israel has received from the UN and from our own president. Bolton called it “simply one more brick in the wall of the case that the president’s perfectly prepared to isolate Israel and that he does not hold the U.S.-Israel relationship in the same regard high regard as every other president going back to Harry Truman.”

Rice’s lunch date left a bad taste in many people’s mouths:

There certainly isn’t any excuse, though a few Twitterers offered up some that Rice might try for:

Or watch a video, mayhaps?

As disgusting as Rice’s lack of respect for Israel was, it’s par for the course in the Obama Administration. Hillary herself blew Netanyahu off to canoodle with Palestinian president and terrorist sympathizer Mahmoud Abbas:

And lest we forget, President Obama is the grand poobah of dropping Israel to keep up with the demand for eye candy. So really, Rice is just following in his footsteps:

They’re sending a message, all right. And that message is “screw Israel.”


  • EliseRonan

    What is shameful is that Jewish-Americans will still vote for this administration in droves.

  • irishgirl91

    I don’t understand how a celebrity like Natalie Portman could be a proud supporter of Israel and from what I understand, an observant Jew, and still support Obama. What kind of disconnect would allow something like that.

    • TugboatPhil

      The same disconnect that will have a voting bloc of black Americans, suffering much higher percentage of unemployment than the rest of the country, give him full support because of his skin color and “historicalousity.”

    • grais

      A Hollywood disconnect, of course.

    • TocksNedlog

      Natalie Portman intentionally had a child out of wedlock. She seems to be observing from a distance.

  • cscape

    NOT BAD MANNERS…… everything done in the UN has diplomatic meaning….. NOT to be there shows STRONG DISAGREEMENT – Rice (and Clinton) were ordered by the Obama Admin. NOT to be present!

  • Kevin Krom

    Rice’s empty chair… so Obama was there, was he?

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      You would think they’d be awfully shy about anything swirling around an empty chair, huh?

  • radjahshelduck

    The greatest advantage of a Romney victory would be a return to having grownups run the country.

  • Bert Goldhirsch

    The Jewish and all Liberal voters should take a stand and vote out Obummer and all of his cronies.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    Progressives are, by nature, antisemitic. The ppl who become Progressives might not start that way, but the philosophy itself gravitates to that turn of mind.

    Truly, it is a sickness of the Soul.

  • Joseph Phillips

    Disgraceful and rude. I’m stunned that (some) seemingly intelligent people think these folks are great. This isn’t how leaders behave, this isn’t what my American leaders are like.

  • Lidsamy

    said it before, I’ll say it again and again, the Jews who vote for BHO are the ones filled with self loathing.

  • Madelyn Martine

    Eastwood didn’t go far enough…there are MANY empty chairs in this administration.

  • disqus_dN6WfNGQ5K

    The Obama administration is no friend of Israel, or of the United States of America. They spit on our Constitution and embrace tyrants and murderers. The polls open soon enough.

  • nc

    Shameless. These people literally feel no shame. They don’t even “pretend” to be friends with Israel. How can anyone not see this?

  • Tammie

    From the looks of Hillary, she needs to cut back on the lunches. Apparently FLOTUS hasn’t changed *her* menu. Rice and Clinton are just lemmings. Obama is telling Israel to go to hell. Smart power my @$$.

  • TocksNedlog

    Talk about your “spontaneous demonstration”!

  • duncantwn

    Which Ambassador where they discussing over lunch and how much security were they going to provide? Oh thats right – they were trying to figure out how to get $45 million more dollars to the syrian jiihadists (read opposition). There just isn’t enough money to provide our ambassadors with security or enough time to read the intel briefing.