Here is LobeLog blogger, Mitchell Plitnick's insightful take on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming visit to Congress, invited by new Republican House Speaker John Boehner. Plitnick wrote this on January 23 - a few days later, Netanyahu "made it official" by accepting the invitation.
Click HERE for Mitchell's post, Boehner Bringing Bibi to Washington. Then check back often for links to new posts by Mitchell Plitnick.
Read what LobeLog says about Mitchell Plitnick . . .
Mitchell Plitnick is the former Director of the US Office of B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, and was previously the Director of Education and Policy for Jewish Voice for Peace. He is a widely published and respected policy analyst. Born in New York City, raised an Orthodox Jew and educated in Yeshiva, Mitchell grew up in an extremist environment that passionately supported the radical Israeli settler movement. Plitnick regularly speaks all over the country on current issues. His writing has appeared in the Jordan Times, Israel Insider, UN Observer, Middle East Report, Global Dialogue, San Francisco Chronicle, Die Blaetter Fuer Deutsche Und Internationale Politik, Outlook, and in a regular column for a time in Tikkun Magazine. He has been interviewed by various outlets including PBS News Hour, the O’Reilly Factor and CNBC Asia. Plitnick graduated with honors from UC Berkeley in Middle Eastern Studies and wrote his thesis on Israeli and Jewish historiography.