Netanyahu’s success in Congress may come with a price – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

the list of more than 110 foreign leaders and dignitaries who have delivered speeches before joint meetings of Congress included, in addition to Diem, the Shah of Iran, President Ferdinand E. Marcos of the Philippines, and military dictators like President Syngman Rhee of South Korea and President Sukarno of Indonesia. These leaders were also welcomed to Washington as staunch allies, only to be dumped by the Americans later on when their interests changed.

the Bibi Spectacle on Capitol Hill was engineered by the Republican leaders as part of an apparent political strategy aimed at embarrassing President Obama and weakening his hands as he tries to revive the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and prepares for the 2012 re-election campaign.

if Obama is re-elected next year, don’t be surprised if he treats Netanyahu as a member of the Republican-Likud team – who also happens to be the prime minister of Israel.

via Netanyahu’s success in Congress may come with a price – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

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