Pharaoh Summons Religious Jew to Palace
After blaming him personally for derailing talks with the PA, U.S. President Barak Obama has made an about face and taken the unprecedented step of inviting a junior minister of another country, Shas Party Chairman, Interior Minister Eli Yishai, on an official White House visit. The invitation was transferred to him by Dan Shapiro, deputy to George Mitchell, Middle East envoy for the Obama Administration.
Let's try to remember the last time Pharaoh called upon religious, G-d-fearing Jewish leaders to his place of residence:
During the plague of frogs
During the plague of wild animals
During the plague of hail
During (or perhaps right after) the plague of darkness
Right after the plague of the death of the firstborn in the middle of the night
Each of these meetings was followed by deception on Pharaoh's part. Each deception, in turn, was followed by terrible hardships for Pharaoh.
The muqata is right - there's nothing gained from going, but if forced to out of diplomatic necessity, and a deceptive deal is struck, Pharaoh better watch out.