John Hagee, issuing a fatwa.

Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shared the stage with extremist “Christian Zionist” John Hagee at a rally for “Christians United for Israel.

Speaking to a roaring crowd of more than 1,000 members of Christians United for Israel at the Jerusalem Convention Center on Monday night, Pastor John Hagee reaffirmed his organization’s unwavering support for the Jewish state and Jewish people around the world, during the group’s annual Night to Honor Israel.

However, the San Antonio, Texas-based Hagee also warned the crowd about the threat of a nuclear Iran and labeled that country’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the “Hitler of the Middle East.”

Remember, Hagee is the Texas-based whackjob who espouses such extreme and hateful views that the Republican candidate for president of the United States was forced to publicly reject in 2008.

And yet here he is, sharing the state with Israel’s Prime Minister.

As Netanyahu took the stage to a standing ovation, he returned the pastor’s warm words, telling him and the crowd, “I salute you, the people of Israel salute you, the Jewish people salute you.”

So Netanyahu “salutes” a religious extremist, right after of Israel publicly humiliates the Vice President of the United States by pursuing a policy opposed by every US president since Ronald Reagan.

Remind me: which country is the “threat to peace” in the Middle East again?