Ben Affleck, accepts the award for best picture for “Argo,” as the cast and crew look on during the Oscars in Los Angeles-AP

Ben Affleck, accepts the award for best picture for “Argo,” as the cast and crew look on during the Oscars in Los Angeles-AP

Ben Affleck, accepts the award for best picture for “Argo,” as the cast and crew look on during the Oscars in Los Angeles-AP

Politics is the art of the possible in which there can be strange bedfellows in pursuit of po-wer.

With the Israeli elections appr-oaching and Prime Mini-ster Benjamin Netany-ahu’s anti-Obama address to the joint US Congress on Iran, there is an air of unreality to the whole exercise.