After looking at the body language of President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it is safe to say that there is no love lost between them as they show signals of mutual disdain for one another. We usually see world leaders act more diplomatically and hide their true inner feelings when they appear in public. But this is not the case with the American and Israeli leader.
The expression” if looks could kill “certainly applies to the above photo. Obama’s veins are literally popping out of his forehead in anger as he gives Netanyahu a steely gaze with furrowed brow. Obama also has his hand on his lower jaw. He contorts his lip in a snarl, much like an animal does when they are angry and ready to attack. This facial expression is an expression of intesnse disdain towards another person.
The visible persperation and shiny skin quality to both the President and Prime Minister’s forehead and midface also reveal the intense negative emotion they must both be experiencing.
In the above photo you can see the shiny persperation on Netanyahu’s forehead indicating the emotional toll this is taking as he hears President Obama speak. The fact that Netanyahu’s head is cocked to the side indicates that he is in doubt of what Obama is saying and doesn’t agree with him or believe him. The slight jutting forwrd to Netanyahu’s lower jaw indicates that he is angry.
Obama’s curved fingers as she expresses his thoughts signify anger. His lowered eyelids continue to reflect his anger when he speaks as well.
When it is Netanyahu’s turn to speak we see that his open handed gesture and wide eyed look indicate that he is being open and communicative. Obama on the other hand is not receptive to what he has to say as he hold on to his lower jaw in anger . You can see the degree of Obama’s anger as you observe the indentation in the skin made by Obama’s pointer finger. He also literally gives Netanyahu the “cold shoulder” as the shoulder is sharply pointed in Netanyahu’s direction.
Obama’s finger point is an extremely hostile gesture. His cupped and shows continued anger as does his steely eyed gaze. You can also see evidence of Obama;s outward anger as you can observe his vein and muscles s popping out on the side of his neck. Their heads are mirrored towards one another, indicating that they are literally going “head to head.”
Netamyahu returns the steely glance but tries his best to contain himself by holding on to his hands. But his anger leaks out as he subconsciously points his pointer finger towards Obama as if to mirror Obama’s admonition.
This photo reveals the most awkward handshake two leaders have ever given one another. It is an angry handshake which indicates that neither side will budge. Ther is a stiffness of the hands and fingers and the upward thumbs indicates that they are both vying for power.
Neither one wants the other’s thumb on top, which is an indication of power. Netanyahu’s curved fingers and extended pointer finger on his other hand indicates how he really feels about having to shake Obama’s hand. He is angry and cannot stand to do it.
The same holds true for Obama who stares down at his hands in anger and hostility. Both have tight jaws and forced smiles with lots of tension in the jaw region which screams of anger towards one another.
This photo says a lot about posturing as they attempt to gain their composure. They both are seen grooming themselves, straightening up their pants and pulling up their belts and buttoning jackets, This is often a signal of discomfort. They have so much animosity towards one another that they cannot even look at one another. When people look in opposite directions it usually means that they are not like minded. This is definately the case here. these two are clealy not like minded.
They can’t seem to get further away from one another as they are turned away from one another . Netanyahu even turns away his head in disgust and gives Obama the cold shoulder as Obama tries to contain himself by clasping his hands together. However Obama’s rage leaks out through his extended thumbs. Obama’s feelings are clealry mirrored in his his tight lipped sneer as he gazes downwards.
Body language wise these photos are extremly disturbing. They show the intense hostility each one of these world leaders feels towards the other on a very personal level. This will make any discussion between them extremely painful and most likely fruitless. It is difficult to communicate, let alone negotitate with anyone whom you simply cannot stand. www.drlillianglass.com