March 24, 2010

HAIL, THE CONQUERING HERO:

Israeli leader gets warmer welcome in Congress (MATTI FRIEDMAN and MATTHEW LEE, 3/23/10, Associated Press)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a warmer public reception from Congress than from the Obama administration, with a top Democrat and Republican joining Tuesday to praise a leader who has refused to back down in a disagreement the White House says threatens new peace talks.

The bipartisan welcome underscored the breadth of congressional support for Israel even when a U.S. president wants to keep his distance. And it pointed to the limited options, beyond verbal rebukes, that the Obama administration faces in pressuring the Jewish state.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 24, 2010 5:16 AM
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