Obama And Netanyahu Are In Awkward New Territory
U.S.-Israeli relations are in a tough spot with Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Congress and bypassing the White House during a March visit.By Jill Ornitz | January 24, 2015
"Obviously, this reflects the extraordinary relationship, the special relationship between the United States and Israel," President Obama said after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2009.
But that "special relationship" is on shaky ground after House Speaker John Boehner invited the Israeli prime minister to speak to a joint session of Congress — and he didn't check with the White House first.
We've talked about Obama and Netanyahu's awkward relationship before, but this incident has U.S.-Israeli ties in some truly awkward territory.