Netanyahu has gone too far in several ways.

Peter Baker writes in the NYT: “Israeli officials defied American opposition on Friday to announce 450 new settlement units in the West Bank and privately whispered to their media that Mr. Obama had given Iran 80 percent of what it wants.” There are many articulate comments highly critical of Netanyahu in the Comments following the article. I agree with the most recommended ones, Netanyahu has insulted our president and the presidency. Democrats should boycott the joint session of congress to meet him that bypassed diplomatic protocals and the president. The US should have stopped supporting Israel with billions/year of support, when they restarted building illegal settlements on occupied Arab lands, which make the prospect for peace approach impossible. Netanyahu does not treat us like a friend or ally. It is not too late to require that the settlement building stop, maybe even that some are destroyed, or handed over to the Palestinians.

The diplomatic break touched off by Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to negotiate an address to Congress without first telling President Obama reflects their fundamentally…|By PETER BAKER

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David Lindsay is the author of "The Tay Son Rebellion, Historical Fiction of Eighteenth- Century Vietnam," that covers a bloody civil war from 1770 to 1802. Find more about it at, also known as, David Lindsay is currently writing about Climate Change and the Sixth Extinction., as well as singing and performing a "folk concert" on Climate Change and the Sixth Extinction. He can be reached at daljr37(at)
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