The US and Israel have been long-time allies and Netanyahu recently called their relationship “rock-solid”. But disagreement over Israeli settlements have been putting a strain on the personal friendship between Obama and Netanyahu. With imminent threats from neighboring countries, can Israel afford to lose a friend?
Press release from the White House
Remarks by the President on a new beginning between the United States and Muslim communities around the world.
Democrats to Boehner: Postpone Netanyahu speech
“Three House Democrats are circulating a letter they plan to send to Speaker John Boehner, urging the top Republican to ‘postpone’ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress.”
Creeping construction: Israel to build 600 new settlements in the West bank
“Israeli authorities have approved the building of at least 623 settlements on the West Bank in the space of just one week. The decision comes amid growing tensions in the region ahead of a planned UN vote on Palestine’s statehood.”
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