Friday, November 6, 2009

The Dance of Bibi and Barack

Both Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama will be speaking to the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America next week in Washington. You'll be able to see the speeches on the GA website.

Meanwhile, it is not known whether the two leaders will meet next week or even if the US Adminsitration was informed in advance of the visit. Stay tuned. But with things heating up over Iran, including Israel's seizure of an arms-laden ship headed for Lebanon, Abbas stewing and bowing out of upcoming elections in Ramallah and the Goldstone fiasco making its way through the U.N., it seems like a good idea for Bibi and Barack to break bread.

For more background, see:
ANALYSIS / Netanyahu, Obama don't need love to advance peace
Abbas withdraws from presidential race
Ayalon: Threat of striking Iranian nuclear facilities not a bluff
Iran's Nuclear Diversion
Iran's Nuclear Program and Israel
UNGA endorses the Goldstone Report
The Goldstone Illusion: What the UN Report Gets Wrong about Gaza and War
How Israeli Naval Commandos Seized the Francop -
The Haul: 320 Tons of Katyushas, Other Rockets, Shells and Bullets

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