Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses as he speaks at the Computer History Museum on March 5, 2014, in Mountain View, California. If a series of corruption scandals force Benjamin Netanyahu out of office, he will leave behind a country that is deeply, perhaps irreparably, divided. Justin Sullivan/Getty Opinion Benjamin Netanyahu Israel Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Donald Trump When Benjamin Netanyahu visited Washington earlier this month, it should have been a political triumph, a moment of exultation. For most of his 12 years in power, the hawkish Israeli prime minister was forced to work with presidents who despised him, left-leaning Democrats who talked about settlements and Palestinian statehood. Now, he has Donald Trump. Their March 5 meeting at the White House was the first since the U.S. announced plans to relocate the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem this spring. Israeli politicians had long demanded the move; Netanyahu was the one to deliver it. Ever the flatterer, he compared Trump to Cyrus, the Persian ruler who freed his Jewish subjects 2,500 years ago and let them return to Jerusalem. From there, it was off to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference, where Netanyahu and his wife were… Read full this story
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