Barry Rubin har en intressant text som tar upp förhållandet mellan Israel, USA, Netanyahu och Obama samt vilka diplomatiska övervägningar som båda gör.
Why was the meeting this time between President Barack H. Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a success? The answer is simple though not all the reasons are publicly known. So I’ll tell you about them.
The president couldn’t have been more effusive. They had an ”excellent” discussion, Netanyahu’s sttement was ”wonderful” and the U.S.-Israel relationship is ”extraordinary.” Hard to believe this is the Obama we’ve seen before.
Obama wants to improve relations with Israel for several reasons. Obviously, he doesn’t want to be bashing Israel in the period leading up to the November elections is an important incentive. Polls show that for Americans his administration’s relative hostility toward Israel is its least popular policy. But there is more to this trend than just that point.
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