It is not often that the world gets to see the hinge of history move in real time. But it could happen this week, if the leaders of these two critical nations can grasp the moment.
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The minute hand of the Doomsday Clock will stay at five minutes to midnight for the year 2013, say the scientists and experts at The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists who maintain one of the world's most famous time pieces.
As the rest of Washington is bracing for cuts, the funding spigot for nuclear weapons and delivery systems is about to get thrown wide open. What does this say about our security priorities?
It might be the case that Netanyahu has far more friends in Washington than does the president.
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