The President of the United States made a much heralded policy speech in which he proclaimed that an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement should be based on Israel’s 1967 borders with “land swaps”. The Prime Minister of Israel came to the United States to plead his case for Israel. He beat Obama hands down, but he did it with class. He never disagreed with Obama and gave him far more credit than he deserved.

But he also highlighted the fact that the Palestinian Authority has allied itself with Hamas, which disqualifies it as a partner for peace. Hamas’ charter dedicates it to the destruction of Israel. One cannot negotiate with those whose only position is that you commit suicide. He also addressed the “right of return” issue by asking what rights the million Jews expelled by Arab countries  had.

Would that we had a leader like Netanyahu. The only contender that comes close is Palin.