The Madeleine Brand Show for March 2, 2012

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the U.S.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the White House early next week.

President Obama will meet with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday at the White House to talk about Middle East relations, as well as the United States' stance on Iran.

Over the years, the relationship between the two has cooled, and the talks on Monday are expected to be particularly tense.

In a 45-minute oval office interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, President Obama said, "I don't bluff," referring to not tolerating an Iranian nuclear weapon. However, he has also told Israel to call off any plans to attack Iran's nuclear facilities.

Aaron David Miller joins Madeleine to talk about what we can expect from what might be the most consequential Israeli-US talks, in a long time.

Guest Aaron David Miller is a distinguished scholar at the Woodow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washingtion DC. He is the author of the forthcoming "Can America Have Another Great President?"


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