Open Thread: Netanyahu and Obama

After an address to AIPAC supporters yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress today to discuss the importance of continued support to Israel in attempts to create peace between Israel and Palestine. His speech at AIPAC yesterday may be something of a preview of his address to Congress today. Check out the video below the break.

Obama received criticism from even his most loyal supporters for last week's remark that "the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps," including Senator Reid's statement that "negotiations will not happen – and their terms will not be set – through speeches, or in the streets, or in the media."

With Netanyahu, the majority of Congress, and even Obama loyalists like Harry Reid and Steny Hoyer speaking out against him, do you think Obama will be able to regain his footing with his large base of Jewish supporters?

NB Staff
NB Staff