November 16, 2013

The current Israel-US rift was only a matter of time

Given their wildly different stances on the Mideast, is it any wonder the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government keep clashing?

 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jerusalem on November 6, 2013. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

In many ways, the most recent discord between Washington and Benjamin Netanyahu’s government was inevitable. It was really only a matter of time — for more reasons than just the personal tensions between Netanyahu and Barack Obama.  A deep abyss separates the two sides when it comes to their perspectives of the Middle East and the changes it has undergone in recent years. 

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