August 23, 2014

The Obama-Netanyahu Dysfunctional Tango

Aaron David Miller, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

What makes the Obama-Netanyahu tango so dysfunctional is that unlike other periods when relations between U.S. presidents and Israeli prime ministers were tense, these two really don't have a common enterprise (yet) on which they see eye to eye or where cooperation can pay political dividends for both. Whether it's the peace process or Iran or Gaza, there are genuine differences that make close coordination hard.

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TAGGED: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Barack Obama, United States

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