A Glimpse into Netanyahu's Head

Today, President Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the threat of a nuclear Iran. In an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Sunday, the President said he won't hesitate to attack Iran if it became necessary to do so. Netanyahu will likely ask the President today what conditions must be met before he orders a strike.

Ahead of today's meeting, New America Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Middle East Task Force Daniel Levy highlights an important point of analysis that he argues been missing in recent media coverage of the situation: a "more considered assessment of the internal dynamics in play for Israeli decision-makers and how those might be most effectively influenced. Too often, the calculations of Israel's leaders are depicted as if this were a collection of think-tankers and trauma victims given a very big and high-tech army to play with."

Read Levy's full Foreign Policy article here. We'll have more coverage of Obama's meeting with Netanyahu later today.

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