Ok, I need a little help with this one. Some Israelis are irate over a photo of President Barack Obama speaking on the telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his feet on the desk. While the showing the bottom of your shoes is considered an insult by some Arabs, Israel’s insist that it is akin to the shoe throwing episode with President George Bush.
So, let’s catch up. Some Israelis are upset by the bottoms of Obama’s shoes that were never shown to Netanyahu based on something that would be considering insulting by other people in the Middle East.
Ok, I got it now.
We need to make future president aware that, while speaking long distance on the telephone, they need to keep both feet planted on the floor and preferably wear a jacket and tie. Of course, if we simply inform the Israelis of some of things that Bill Clinton did while speaking on the telephone, they may revise their view of Obama. In comparison, this was remarkably respectful and focused.
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