Netanyahu’s Congress

Benjamin Netanyahu being caressed in Congress this morning by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid

Josh Ruebner writes:

Gliding down the aisle of the House of Representatives like a popular president about to deliver the State of the Union address, escorted by a phalanx of dozens of ebullient Members of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered a joint meeting of Congress today to a round of hearty handshakes and a thunderous standing ovation.

In a post-speech press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid gushed that Netanyahu delivered an “all-star” address, and Netanyahu proclaimed it a “great day” for Israel. And, in the self-contained world that is Capitol Hill, who could blame them for believing it to be so?

For in a world in which Israel finds itself as isolated as ever by a growing and successful Palestinian civil society-led international movement of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against its apartheid policies; in which Palestinians are taking matters into their own hands diplomatically and pushing to have the United Nations admit the State of Palestine as a full member of the organization this fall; and in which even the President of the United States appears disgruntled by Israel’s intransigent ongoing colonization of Palestinian land, at least on Capitol Hill, Netanyahu can still play the ace up his sleeve to aplomb and then chum around like the king of the castle.

There on Capitol Hill, Netanyahu still has friends like Senator Chuck Schumer, who told a Jewish radio program that “One of my roles, very important in the United States Senate, is to be a shomer [guard]—to be a or the shomer Yisrael [guard of Israel]. And I will continue to be that with every bone in my body.” With friends like these wrapped around his little finger, no wonder Netanyahu’s forcible denunciations of international law were met with such rapturous approbation by Members of Congress who applauded his rejectionism dozens of times.

Justin Elliot lists the lines of Netanyahu’s speech that won 29 standing ovations.

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4 thoughts on “Netanyahu’s Congress

  1. eddy mason

    If Netty Yahoo had any clues he would be asking himself, “With friends like I have in the USA, who needs enemies?”

  2. dickerson3870

    RE: “Benjamin Netanyahu being caressed in Congress…” – caption
    MY COMMENT: There’s nothing like a little Congressional TLC. Just ask Calista Gingrich!

  3. Norman

    What a disgusting sight. Of course, it has to be the two top dogs of the Democraps shown here. What a sorry state of affairs this Congress has sunk to.

  4. Mirza ferdous Alam

    Nothing new! Same old story date back for more than three decades. Vivid display of ignorance of the American elites who know so little about so many things. How you guys could possibly vote for them year after year!

    It is cheap to buy allegiance of whole bunch of naive Capitol Hill legislatures at US$ 10 Million per election. Benjamin Netanyahu earned 29 standing ovations and thunderous applause as bye product of extra ordinary loyalty already paid for.

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