President Obama arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, on his first visit to Israel since taking office in 2009. There has been much discussion over whether Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can repair their often strained relationship, and the two leaders appeared to get off on the right foot — albeit at Congress' expense. In the video above, Obama, grinning broadly, can be heard telling Netanyahu, "It's good to get away from Congress." Netanyahu jumps in with a very hearty chuckle.
Sure, dissing Congress is the political equivalent of talking about the weather when you have nothing else in common. But even baby steps are important — which, ironically, gives us all something to thank Congress for. Keep up the good work, guys!
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- In Ferguson, Michael Brown lost his life — and America's police lost the benefit of the doubt
- Is it now OK to have sex with animals?
- Republicans love this new health care plan. Too bad it's basically a tax cut for the rich.
- In defense of Gwyneth Paltrow
- 8 tricks to surviving the holidays without gaining weight or being grouchy
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- 17 old proverbs we should use more often
- Adam Sandler's 'Thanksgiving Song': Explaining the 22-year-old tune's pop-culture references
- Don't blame Chuck Hagel: Obama's foreign policy has been a disaster from end to end
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
Subscribe to the Week