Yes, it took real courage on Netanyahu's part to stand in front of AIPAC and the US Congress and reject any halt to settlements in the West Bank (roll eyes). I don't think Mr. Arens and his kind get it: outside of those two audiences, the occupation is not tolerated internationally anymore. Period. The Arab spring has alerted ordinary Westerners like never before to the injustice and cynicism with which millions have been treated as less than human for so many decades. Israel no longer has carte blanche to trample international law and expect the US to foot the bill. A legitimacy threshold has been crossed in the region, and once this cry for dignity fully reaches the West Bank, no amount of thunderous applause in Washington’s Congress will stop its tide. Then we can all look back and assess Netanyahu’s "courage".
Netanyahu at Holocaust memorial ceremony: Nazis slandered Jews before destroying them (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu had the courage to stand up to Obama