Netanyahu angered the president and his aides in March when he delivered an address to Congress and denounced the U.S.-led deal with Iran over its nuclear program as a danger to Israel and regional security.
In the midst of a bitter and sometimes personal dispute, Netanyahu insisted his opposition is “not about me and it is not about President Obama, it’s about the deal”.
The meeting will mark the leaders’ first face-to-face encounter since the July finalization of the Iran nuclear deal – an accord Netanyahu has fiercely criticized.
On Thursday, President Obama made his traditional pre-holiday phone call to 500 American rabbis. On Tuesday, in the leaders last effort, the Senate Democrats blocked the measure, stopping it from advancing it to President Obama’s desk for an expected veto.
The British parliament will not debate a petition that called for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, despite it receiving almost 112,000 signatures.
The November meeting therefore provides one last chance for Netanyahu to make his case before Israel gives up on diplomacy and takes matters into its own hands. Always favoring Islamic interests over those of the Judeo-Christian state Israel, coupled with this refusal to hold his fellow Muslims accountable for terrorist acts domestically and abroad, it is no wonder that Obama and his socialist Muslim minions in his administration have rolled over to Tehran.
Netanyahu will meet with Kerry at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly at the end of the month.
Afterward, Netanyahu, with the help of Ron Dermer, Israeli ambassador to the U.S., launched an ultimately unsuccessful campaign aimed at convincing congressional lawmakers to block approval of the nuclear deal.
An April survey of Jewish Israelis, carried out just after a preliminary nuclear deal with Iran was reached, had an equally harsh view of Obama.
The ongoing problems of the Middle East ultimately may be what forces back together the hard-heads who have fomented the U.S.-Israel crisis.
Both senior American and Israeli sources say current low-level contacts will evolve in the coming weeks into full-fledged meetings between the U.S. and Israel’s highest officials.