Obama and IsraelEric Cantor of the US House of Representatives told JPost:
The possibility is there…There have been incidences of late that do not indicate that we have challenges on that front, and I’m very committed to doing everything I can to make sure that Congress remains Israel’s strongest ally in the quest for what it needs in terms of its security.

“I have a lot of concerns about what I have seen lately, about the continued desire to try to engage with Iran and about pressure being applied to Israel in terms of concessions in the name of peace…Israel is a pillar in our national security strategy and we ought to be emphasizing every bit of our commitment to Israel right now as it faces an existential threat.”

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama was supposed to speak at the Jewish Federations of North America’s annual General Assembly, but pulled out at last minute to attend the memorial service for the victims of the Fort Hood massacre, last week. Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel spoke in his place.

Late Sunday the White House confirmed that on Monday Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is coming to Washington to address the General Assembly and also to meet with members of Congress. While no conversations are scheduled between Netanyahu and Obama, Netanyahu is not concerned that the President has all together turned his back, expressed Bibi’s spokeswoman Nir Hefetz.

“If the trip’s objective had been to meet with the president of the United States, then such a meeting would have been secured in advance of the trip…The prime minister decided to travel to Washington to address the second largest Jewish community in the world after Israel, the American Jewish community.”

Netanyahu’s agenda in Washington was to give an update on Israel’s diplomatic situation, including the controversy over the Goldstone Commission’s Report and the threat from Tehran.