Boehner off to Israel; Netanyahu’s ties to Obama hit new low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker John Boehner, is heading to Israel as already strained relations between the White House and newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit a new low this week.

On the surface, the Republican leader’s announcement Friday that he’ll visit Israel looks like a jab at the White House.

But a congressional aide insisted that Boehner’s trip — during the two-week congressional recess that begins March 30 — was planned before new rifts developed over Netanyahu’s address to Congress and the prime minister’s remarks this week about the peace process. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to publicly disclose details of the trip.

President Barack Obama bristled when Boehner invited Netanyahu to address U.S. lawmakers earlier this month about his fears that an emerging nuclear agreement would pave Iran’s path to nuclear weapons.

Relations took another hit Monday when Netanyahu made hard-line statements against the establishment of a Palestinian state…

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  • Who cares about Obama.

    • BillyHW

      Less than two years left now.

      • Petrilia

        Enough to do a lot of damage through regulations, eh

    • Petrilia

      Obama and his ilk almost toppled Netanyayu. They are doing the same thing in Canada. Obama’s advisor are trying madly to make sue Trudeau or Mulcair win. Or a coalition. Obama said he would transform America. He did. Now he wants to transform Canada too via Trudeau and Mulcair, or Socialism. This disgusting bunch cannot stand that we have oil, which is what it is about. Oil from Saudi Arabia or Canada, your choice.

  • Ed

    There’s no peace. There’s only a “peace industry.”
    The last thing this industry wants is peace. If that happens they’re finished.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It’s tough being a Democrat right now.

  • Brett_McS

    It’s ironic that someone so limp is called Boehner (no, Baynor is not the correct pronunciation). But well done on the Bibi issue, at least.

  • Petrilia

    When was that picture taken? Seems a few years ago.

  • Petrilia

    Canadians need to care about the 0bama administration making sure Justin Trudea #nd Mulcair beat PM Harper. They tried so hard to beat Netwnyahu in Israel and they lost. Now Obama has his minions working against Harper and with Mulcair nd Trudeau. We need to show these USA people advising Trudeau and Mulcair. Canadians are not having it.