Israel has undergone profound demographic changes since Benjamin Netanyahu first addressed U.S. Congress 15 years ago.
By Daniel Levy
This analysis was published in The Foreign Affairs on 24/05/2011
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, much will look familiar to the last time he was accorded this honor, 15 years ago, during his first term as prime minister. Then, Netanyahu felt more at home in a Republican-led Congress (the GOP held both houses in 1996) than at Pennsylvania Avenue in a Democrat-inhabited White House. And he did little to disguise his willingness to play adversarial politics on the president's home turf.