It’s one of the first things President Barack Obama will see when he touches down in Israel next week, one of the Iron Dome missile batteries used to blow Palestinian rockets out of the sky.
The relationship between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu has often been frigid, but they may now have entered sub-zero territory.
It was a stunning development. The party had dropped the assertion that Jerusalem was the capital of the Jewish state, but on Wednesday evening the Democrats had a change of heart.
On Friday, President Barack Obama signed a bill to increase aid to Israel, on the eve of presumptive Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s trip to that nation.
It is being viewed as a dramatic slap in the face by the International Olympic Committee — refusing to observe a moment of silence for the Israeli athletes massacred 40 years ago at the Munich games.
President Barack Obama is urging Israel to pull back to 1967 borders, which has always been rejected, and he wants the Palestinians demilitarized. Obama’s speech was met with shock and dismay here in the Tri-State Area from both sides.