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It's not exactly an Iraqi shoe throwing, but some Israelis are complaining that a picture of President Obama on the phone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is disrespectful. In the photo, the president has his feet up on a table, which some interpret as a deliberate slight, since showing the soles of one shoe is an insult in the Middle East, CBS News reports. While the theory may be far fetched, the flap is an example of heightened tensions between Israel and the White House in recent days over issues like West Bank settlements and Iran's nuclear ambitions.