Newspaper reports recounted how Mr Netanyahu looked “excessively concerned and upset” as he pulled out a flow chart to show Mr Obama how Jerusalem planning permission worked and how he could not have known of the announcement that hundreds more homes were to be built just as Mr Biden arrived in Jerusalem.
I am really, really curious as to what that flowchart looked like, though it probably doesn’t matter. This sounds like one of my favorite rhetorical scenarios – the impossible situation where it doesn’t matter what you say because your audience is hardened against you. I have a feeling that it wouldn’t have mattered what that chart looked like; Obama doesn’t sound like he was in the mood to consider it whatsoever. Tech comm only goes so far.