Thursday, October 29, 2015

When Obama hosts Netanyahu, it won’t be pleasant, but it might be productive

On November 9, US President Barack Obama will host Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House for the first time in more than a year. They’ll probably — though not certainly — put on a professional, perhaps even a friendly show. Leaders of two closely allied states. Shared interests and values. Unshakable partnership. You know the script.

And the stuff about an enduring, vital relationship between the two countries is absolutely true.