The future of U.S.-Israeli relations

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Guests: Daniel Kurtzer and Natan Sachs

A week after a contentious election in Israel, it appears likely that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the support needed to form his new government. The tensions created in the days leading up to the voting are still reverberating here and in Israel. President Obama has had stern words for the Prime Minister saying that Netanyahu’s remarks before the election regarding a two-state solution had seriously jeopardized the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll talk about what Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election means for the future of U.S.-Israeli relations and the peace process. Has the rift between the White House and the Israeli leader escalated to new levels? Does politics here and in Israel have a role to play? Our guests are DANIEL KURTZER, former Ambassador to Israel, and Brookings Institution fellow NATAN SACHS who researches Israeli-US foreign policy, Israeli domestic politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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