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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to publicly harden his line against Iran during a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on March 5, according to a senior Israeli official. Israel wants Obama to make further-reaching declarations than the vague assertion that "all options are on the table," the official said. In particular, Netanyahu wants Obama to state unequivocally that the United States is preparing for a military operation in the event that Iran crosses certain "red lines," said the official; Israel feels this will increase pressure on Iran by making clear that there exists a real U.S. threat.
If Obama does it: He will be seen as a warhawk tool used by the israeli government, and get us into another war in the middle east with no actual exit strategy, or national threat.
If Obama doesn't do it: He will be seen as weak by the right wing and painted as choosing islam over allies.