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State of the Union

Bibi does D.C.

Bibi does D.C.

That was quite a performance Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives, courtesy of Speaker John Boehner in his continuing campaign to impede and discredit the presidency of Barack Obama.

It seemed an unprecedented exercise to embarrass the occupant of the Oval Office before Congress on his pursuit of foreign policy. The speech raised rapturous cheers and applause from the Republicans present, and many Democrats demonstrated courtesy far beyond what the occasion warranted.

Politically, the Bibi and Boehner show no doubt made great television in Israel as Mr. Netanyahu, after cynically voicing his esteem for Mr. Obama,...