March 7 (Bloomberg) -- Earlier this week, the Israeli
prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, visited President
Barack Obama in the White House. The two met together with
their national-security advisers for 90 minutes, then had a
30-minute chat alone, then moved to a lunch together with
various high officials of their governments.
Many words were exchanged during these meetings, but
it turns out they all might have been superfluous.
Netanyahu delivered his overriding message quite
efficiently, and almost wordlessly, in the form of a gift
to the president.