James Zogby, Arab American Institute | March 22, 2010
"From the beginning he irritated the Obama team, but it has been his recent aggressiveness that brought them to the breaking point." ++ Indeed, Netanyahu's visit to Washington will be one of the most closely-watched of Obama's presidency. ++ Tensions flared when an announcement of the construction of new Jewish settlements coincided with a visit from Vice President Joseph Biden. ++ If the administration backs down from its demands on Israel, it could doom prospects for peace and damage U.S. interests in the Arab world.