November 14, 2012

Obama II & Israel: Fault Lines Starting to Show

Daniel Levy, Haaretz

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The 2012 elections may well prove to be a watershed in Israel-U.S. relations. Israel's chauvinist turn is increasingly out of sync with America's values, Netanyahu is no longer a useful ally, and Obama has new global priorities – and a war of choice with Iran is not one of them.

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