A Primer on the Bibi-Barack Meeting
10:50 AM, May 11, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
Elliott Abrams had a must-read in the Journal Saturday on the coming White House meeting. He offers guidance on how to interpret the language, the statements, the subsequent leaks, etc. And he offers this interesting assessment of what may be the most important issue on the table next week:
I'm dubious that Obama would squander the Jewish support he worked so hard to earn during the campaign, but support for Israel in this country obviously extends well beyond the mostly liberal Jewish community. Certainly both leaders will pay some political price if things don't go smoothly, though as Abrams says, "this meeting is far more important for Mr. Netanyahu than for Mr. Obama; Mr. Netanyahu has a lot more at stake."