1) From Stratfor:
U.S.: Netanyahu To Visit
June 19, 2007 16 32 GMT
Israeli opposition leader and Likud Party Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to leave for New York on June 19, where he is to discuss applying increased financial sanctions against Tehran to halt the country’s nuclear program. Netanyahu is to meet with a financial official to request freezing or withdrawing state pension funds invested in Iran worth hundreds of millions of dollars. He also is to meet with U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Party presidential candidate Fred Thompson in Washington, D.C.
The massive spread on the topic in last Thursday’s Wall Street Journal says the Bush Administration is opposed to such moves. But with meetings with Dick Cheney, Hillary Clinton and Fred Thompson? Now what?
Talk amongst yourselves, because there ain’t no news on this yet anywhere.
2) Update: From Ha’aretz. Now we get to understand a bit more – NY has been more successful in pursuing divestment at the state level. But it makes me curious to know if my state rep. and Ohio HB 151 sponsor Josh Mandel sought out Netanyahu to come to Ohio – would it have made a difference? I doubt it, but I wonder.