Mr. Netanyahu goes to Washington

The World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with President Obama later today, but the two leaders come to the table amidst growing tension. Can this meeting smooth the friction between them, given the long history between the U.S. and Israel? And how far can Obama push Israel to jumpstart peace talks with Palestine … again?

Dr. Ilan Peleg, a scholar at the Middle East Institute and editor-in-chief of Israel Studies Forum, believes that Obama’s big win with health care will go a long way in dealing with international issues like Israel and the Middle East.

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