Palestinian negotiator Erekat calls it a 'slap in the face,' while the White House calls the speech 'an important step forward.'
The Israeli leader is not likely to suggest radical changes in dealing with Palestinians, analysts say.
Key players in the coming congressional debate spoke Sunday. Their comments are a road map for the week ahead.
The apocalyptic pronouncements from Pyongyang have a silver lining: They may be motivating the world to take unprecedented action against the North.
He has made an effort to reach out to Iran. But charges of vote fraud and a crackdown on protesters there this weekend make it harder for the president to maintain that course.
The goal is to make reform deficit neutral, including trims in Medicare and Medicaid.
Only a tiny minority are drawn to violent groups, but these economic and political times may raise the potential for such connections.
But more trade and eased travel restrictions appear unlikely to win much in return from the island nation.
Voters flocked to the polls to weigh in on the country's faltering economy and aggressive foreign policy.