Saturday, July 28, 2012

Focus on Romney's Trip to Israel

At the New York Times, "Romney Faces Perils and Opportunities in Israel."

For Mr. Romney, the trip is a critical opportunity to show statesmanship, especially after a less-than-perfect London trip, and to highlight his relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, whom he frequently describes as an “old friend.” But the perils include appearing critical of a sitting president from foreign soil.

For Mr. Netanyahu, a right-leaning leader whose relationship with President Obama has been rocky at best, the visit is a chance to ratchet up the pressure on the administration over the Iranian nuclear threat, but he must be careful not to be seen as partisan or meddling.
He's going to be fine.

Added: From the Times of Israel, "Romney can expect a warm welcome in Israel."