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  1. Obama Aide Lashes Out at Netanyahu Visit

    The gloves are off. Obama’s national security advisor, Susan Rice, called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress next week “destructive.” Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu without consulting Obama, a move considered a breach of protocol. Arab ambassadors aren’t attending, despite Israeli requests, while Netanyahu nixed meeting with pro-Israeli Democrats. Meanwhile the vice president and the secretary of state have made a point of meeting with Israeli opposition leaders during this crucial run-up to Israeli elections in mid-March.

    NYT, The Guardian, The Atlantic

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