Obama in Israel
by Stephen Lendman
Obama spurns Palestinian rights.
His visit bodes ill, not good. He left late Tuesday night. On March 20, he arrived around noon Israeli time.
Secretary of State John Kerry came earlier. Scores of officials, aides and security personnel accompanied him and Obama.
Around 15,000 Israeli police provide security. So do US secret service and its Israeli counterpart.
Trips like this reflect more show than substance. They cost of millions of dollars. Taxpayers cover the expense. They gain nothing from doing so.
Obama's entire visit is scripted. His entourage is extensive. His motorcade includes 60 vehicles. Ambulances, fire-fighting trucks and various security vehicles are involved. Contingency plans are readied just in case.