President Obama and newly elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have their first meeting in a few weeks, a test of the special relationship between two countries that are now led by men with very different ideas about how to pursue peace in the Middle East.
The BBC points out that although public conflict is unlikely, it remains unclear how Obama, Netanyahu and Israel’s nationalist foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman — who once called for his Arab colleagues in the Knesset to be executed — will find a way to work together.
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Mr Lieberman has promised “new approaches, new ideas, new visions”.
It is questionable whether that will be good enough for Barack Obama.
Since taking office, he and his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, have gone out of their way to insist a two state solution is the only solution to the decades old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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