On November 9th, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the White House, his first meeting with President Barack Obama since the Iranian nuclear deal took effect. The Obama-Netanyahu relationship deteriorated over the past year, culminating in Netanyahu’s March speech before a joint meeting of Congress where he sharply criticized the agreement. The president refused to meet with Netanyahu during that visit. Eight months later, Netanyahu remains every bit as opposed to the nuclear deal, but his efforts to derail it have failed. Congressional Republicans were unable to muster enough votes to block it and it officially took effect on October 18. Now, the implementation process begins.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.