'Most pro-Israel administration evah' boycotting Israel
Here is @statedeptspox on alleged #SecKerry meetings with #israel officials in Munich. Happy all? pic.twitter.com/ywhQ2myDm3The tweet above is apparently a denial of this story (more here), which claims that US Secretary of State John Kerry - whose administration is trying to avoid influencing the Israeli elections - met with opposition leader Yitzchak Herzog in Munich on Saturday (wow is that rich... meeting with Israeli Left... in Munich... on the Sabbath).
— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) February 7, 2015
Kerry is trying to deny playing politics. Herzog obviously has no such compunctions.
I keep seeing things in the American media about how there's opposition in Israel to Netanyahu going to Washington and how Netanyahu is going to back down. Sorry but I don't see it.
The opposition is Netanyahu's opposition - the same people who would be criticizing him no matter what he does.
The idea that this is going to influence the elections is a farce. The only way this is going to influence the elections is that the more Netanyahu stands up to Obama, the better he does in the polls.
The idea that Netanyahu cannot lobby Congress to oppose Obama's Iran policy is something that most people here simply will not accept. Our lives are at stake, and even the Europeans admit that Obama's milquetoast Iran policy is doing damage to the West.
Cancel his trip? I just don't see it happening.
And any Democrat that doesn't show up for Netanyahu's speech is going to hear about it from his constituents. That's why the only one who keeps saying loudly that he's not showing up is Joe Biden, and even he has conveniently arranged to be out of the country so that he has a cover story.