The relationship between the United States and Israel has "never been worse," Arizona Senator John McCain said today (February 1, 2015), according to the NY Daily News website.
McCain said President Obama expected a more harmonious cooperation from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- who tends to be extremely inflexible -- on a host of critical issues pertinent to the U.S. and Israel, including negotiations with Iran about its nuclear program and the establishment of a Palestinian state.
"No other President has had such a difficult relationship with the state of Israel since it became a country [in 1948]," McCain added.
Last month, Netanyahu accepted an invitation from Republican House Speaker John Boehner to address a joint session of Congress in March. President Obama -- showing his disappointment in Netanyahu's failure to cooperate with him in resolving critical issues in the Middle East -- has already said that he does not plan to meet with Israel's prime minister during his U.S. visit.