Does Obama Need Israel More than Israel Needs Obama?

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After a harsh exchange with President Obama over settlements in East Jerusalem, Benjamin Netanyahu met today with Hillary Clinton. Last night, the Israeli Prime Minister met with Eric Cantor, the new Republican Majority Leader, who will also be history's highest-ranking Jewish member of Congress. The issues include peace talks with the Palestinians and Iran's nuclear program, including the threat of military action. What clout do the Palestinians have?  What's the impact of last week's US elections on Obama's diplomatic objectives?


Mark Landler - New York Times - @MarkLandler, David Horovitz - Times of Israel - @davidhorovitz, Shibley Telhami - University of Maryland - @ShibleyTelhami, Aaron David Miller - Carnegie Endowment; former Middle East peace negotiator - @aarondmiller2

Warren Olney

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