Netanyahu’s ‘chutzpah’ rocks Capitol and riles Obama

Just as negotiations with Iran are at their most delicate stage, in comes Bibi to say the deal stinks. If you’re the president, that just doesn’t feel very kosher, so to speak.


After all, something quite extraordinary did unfold today. The Speaker of the House invited the Israeli prime minister to address Congress and rubbish the president’s foreign policy negotiations – without ever telling the White House or the State Department that the invitation had been extended.


We’ll come to the substance in a moment – but let’s just do the theatre.


Benjamin Netanyahu rocked the Capitol. His political stagecraft was unbelievable. He had them cheering, whooping and hollering. And that was before he’d said a word.


He knew every button to press.


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