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US relations with Israel have been strained by the nuclear deal with Iran and other disagreements between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu. Will the Prime Minister's current visit to Washington help bridge the gap, or will that have to wait until the US has a new president?

Later on the program, should Russia be banned from next summer's Olympic Games? 

Photo: President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval office of the White House in Washington November 9, 2015. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Workers Rally Nationwide for Higher Wages 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Workers are striking today in New York City, chanting, "If we don't get it…shut it down." What they're demanding is $15 an hour for fast food workers and many others as well -- in New York and 270 other cities across the country. Josh Eidelson reports for Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg BusinessWeek (@josheidelson)

US-Israeli Relations and Political Damage Control 33 MIN, 22 SEC

Benjamin Netanyahu's latest visit to Washington may or may not lead to better relations during and after the presidency of Barack Obama. After yesterday's closed-door White House meeting, the Prime Minister got an award from a neoconservative group critical of the President. Today, he'll take questions at a liberal think-tank with ties to the White House and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. It's a delicate moment, with the US considering increased aid to the Jewish state while a "two-state solution" with the Palestinians appears less likely than ever. 

Alan Elsner, J Street (@alanelsner)
Dennis Ross, Washington Institute for Near East Policy (@washinstitute)
Yousef Munayyer, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (@YousefMunayyer)
Shmuel Rosner, Jerusalem Journal (@rosnersdomain)

Milbank on Netanyahu's further damage to US-Israeli relations
J Street's call for Netanyahu's words on two states to be echoed in actions
Rosner on the animosity between Netanyahu, Obama
Clinton on America's unbreakable bond with Israel, Netanyahu
US Campaign to End Israeli Occupation's on Netanyahu's visit

Doomed to Succeed

Dennis Ross

Russian Doping Scandal 10 MIN, 3 SEC

Today's headline in a Russian sports magazine asks, "Are they taking Rio away from us? It's a reference to yesterday's report about Russia's systematic doping of world-class athletes and calls for banning Russians from next summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin says there's "no evidence” and that the charges "appear rather unfounded." Alan Abrahamson is a veteran reporter on the Olympic movement and the founder and columnist of the blog 3 Wire Sports.

Mariya Savinova et Ekaterina Poistogova take the Gold and Bronze in the 800 meter race at the 2012 Olympics
Photo:  Citizen 59

Alan Abrahamson, 3 Wire Sports / USC (@alanabrahamson)

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