Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been talking tough about settlements in East Jerusalem and a US threat of military action over Iran's nuclear program. Have last week's midterm elections changed the diplomatic dynamic for President Obama? Also, Iraq's government impasse is broken, and the co-chairs of President Obama’s bipartisan task force on reducing the debt has outlined potential actions nobody’s going to like.
Banner image: Israeli forces surround a stable in the Arab Issawiya village in east Jerusalem, which was built without a Jerusalem's municipally permit, on November, 11 2010 before procedures to demolish it. Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images