To put it bluntly, President Obama is being royally dissed.
One thing is certain. The President cannot accept this type of rebuff lying down. Congressman Joe Wilson only yelled out "liar." Netanyahu's response to Obama is worse. It reminds me of that old New York Daily News headline after President Ford rejected an aid package for a bankrupt New York City, "Ford to City: Drop Dead."
This is not how an ally -- especially one who receives more aid, by far, than any other country in the world -- should be permitted to address an American President.
Unfortunately, President Obama has already accepted this rebuff, tantamount to getting spat on and being told it's raining, lying down.
The hold Israel has over this country - and this president - is terrifying to behold.
The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is one which must be honorably settled if there is to be any hope of a just peace in the Middle East.
The problem is, Israel does not want peace; it wants territory by any means necessary, no matter if that is in Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, or portions of Lebanon (preferably near the Litani river).