Lansing Jews divided on Netanyahu’s U.S. visit

By Ian Wendrow
Listen Up, Lansing

LANSING- Earlier this month, the world was abuzz as Benjamin Netanyahu secured his fourth term as prime minister of Israel after delivering a dramatic speech in front of the U.S. Congress. The speech was controversial well before it began. Political experts critiqued the timing of the speech, the impact it could have on nuclear negotiations with Iran, and fraying relations between Israel and the United States. But another controversy was brewing among those who Netanyahu claimed to represent, political leanings irrelevant. He referred to his visit to Congress as a “historic mission” in which he acted as an “emissary of all Israelis, even those who disagree with me, of the entire Jewish people,” the Washington Post reported.