A bit of a historical reminder above, and thanks to Andrew Sullivan for surfacing this.
Israeli political leaders too often want to brag that they control the US President — and that what they demand, they get.
In this case, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Ohlmert bragged on video that he shamed then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and forced her via an uninformed President George W. Bush to abstain on her own UN Security Council resolution.
The trend continues with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telling various close friends that he has the US Congress in his pocket and can largely ignore the White House. Netanyahu, according to sources, believe he can just bide his time.
Netanyahu wants to bring down President Obama, when it is Obama who should be destabilizing the far right coalition of the Netanyahu government.
— Steve Clemons