Settlements Strain Relations between the US and Israel

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Barack Obama campaigned as a friend of Israel but, as President, he reportedly told American Jewish leaders that close relations during the Bush years didn't produce much. American Jews appear to support his call for a "freeze" on settlements on the West Bank, but a former Bush Administration diplomat says that's created big problems for Israel's new Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.


Elliott Abrams - former Deputy Advisor for Middle East Affairs, National Security Council, Ori Nir - Americans for Peace Now - @OriNir_APN, Jonathan Tobin - National Review / Federalist / Jewish News Service - @jonathans_tobin, Ron Kampeas - Jewish Telegraphic Agency - @kampeas

Warren Olney

Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper