Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Netenyahu meets Obama
Newly elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu met Barack Obama at the White House yesterday. There has been much speculation as to how the two men, who appear to view the Israeli Palestinian conflict in different terms, would get on. Well they met yesterday and it was entirely civil. It Kinda reminded me of that scene from The Simpons when Lisa's future Hugh Grant type husband introduces Homer to his parents. Remember: After an awkward silences Homer says, "You know whats great about you English, Octopussy, I must have seen that movie twice". Lisa's fiance replies "yes, good, that wasn't so bad". Its not quite as bad between the two new leaders however both men not only differ on how to move forward in the peace process but also view the Iranian threat contrastingly leading many to fear that a rift between America and its most loyal ally might not be too far away. Below is the AP summary.