Discussing world leaders in her new memoir, former US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton said she believed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would respond much better if he is not pressured.
"I learned that Bibi would fight if he felt he was being cornered, but if you connected with him as a friend, there was a chance you could
get something done," she writes, using Netanyahu's nickname.
Clinton also noted that her years of knowing Netanyahu helped ease their occasionally strained debates over the Mideast peace process and Iran's nuclear program, which she said Netanyahu believed "was a bigger and more urgent threat to Israel's long-term security than the Palestinian conflict." (AFP)