Monday, March 2, 2015

Obama and Netanyahu: A clash of world views, not just personalities

Obama and Netanyahu: A clash of world views, not just personalities
By Stephen Collinson, CNN
Updated 8:53 AM ET, Mon March 2, 2015

Read more at: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/01/politics/obama-benjamin-netanyahu-clash/

Washington (CNN)The disconnect between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about a lot more than bad personal chemistry.

Their relationship, which will be played out in all its dysfunctional glory during Netanyahu's visit to Washington this week, founders on a deep ideological divide and a sharply conflicting world view.

A long, steadily worsening showdown between the rivals is coming to a head in the tense final stages of talks between world powers and Iran in pursuit of a nuclear deal backed by the U.S. but opposed by Netanyahu.
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The speech, likely to delight Republicans, who are also trying to thwart Obama's Iran diplomacy, will be the starkest illustration yet of the estrangement between Netanyahu and Obama.


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