In meeting with Netanyahu, Obama has foreign and domestic concerns

November 12, 2015 12:21 AM

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In meeting with Netanyahu, Obama has foreign and domestic concerns

President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week with an eye on two fronts: the chaotic Middle East and the domestic political campaign, where Democrats are eager to make sure that support for Israel does not become a partisan campaign issue.

Both categories of concern point toward a more pragmatic and realistic approach to U.S.-Israel relations for Obama that could reassure a key ally in an unstable region and soothe uneasy Democrats who backed the Iran nuclear deal. The new calibration would deprive Republicans who opposed the deal of ...

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