Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's intention to visit Washington for the annual UJC General Assembly has surprised many on Capitol Hill and was apparently not coordinated with the Obama administration.
An American source told Ynet Sunday that news of the visit had been received with reserved astonishment.
The Obama administration has not yet responded to questions of whether a meeting with Netanyahu was forthcoming due to their surprise over the unscheduled visit. On the other hand, failure to invite Netanyahu to the White House may be perceived as a diplomatic crisis
Translation: this is Israel's way of saying to the Obama administration: "you are irrelevant. We will do what we are going to do, you will support us in that effort (whatever that entails) and whatever you want to see happen, we will simply ignore."
But I would almost be willing to bet one (nearly worthless) whole cent that Netanyahu will use the visit to talk to war-hawks in both the Congress and the US military about how to move forward the agenda of of a military attack against Iran, and to rally Israel's supporters in the United States to help trick the Americans into sending their children to kill yet more of Israel's enemies.