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Netanyahu Loses in Congress

In April, Ha’aretz’s Aluf Benn reported that the Obama administration was preparing sympathetic members of Congress for the prospect of a Hill-based effort by

Dexter Cooke
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jun 05, 2009

In April, Ha’aretz’s Aluf Benn reported that the Obama administration was preparing sympathetic members of Congress for the prospect of a Hill-based effort by the Netanyahu government to soften Obama’s positions on Mideast peace. I wondered whether that was an overblown report, and now I owe Benn an apology. Via Josh Marshall, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got an icy reception on the Hill when he tried, as Benn anticipated, to convert key members away from Obama’s opposition to Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank:

But when Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu came to Capitol Hill for a May 18 meeting after being pressed by President Obama to freeze the expansion of West Bank settlements, he was “stunned,” Netanyahu aides said, to hear what seemed like a well-coordinated attack against his stand on settlements. The criticism came from congressional leaders, key lawmakers dealing with foreign relations and even from a group of Jewish members…

In their meetings, according to the congressional aide, lawmakers rejected Netanyahu’s call for Palestinian reciprocity on terrorism as a precondition and kept pressing him on the need to stop building in settlements.

Also significant, American Jewish organizations aren’t in the mood to fight Netanyahu’s battle on this front.

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Dexter Cooke | He is an orthopedic surgeon who insists that a physician's first priority should be patient care. He specializes in minimally invasive complete knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures that reduce pain and recovery time. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with a medical degree and a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine.

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