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Is There a Crisis in Relations Between the United States and Israel?

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For the past six years relations between the State of Israel and the United States have been stormy.  Clashes over Israeli settlement policy, building in Jerusalem, the rise of a nuclear Iran and a moribund peace process are issues that have often set the Netantyahu government and Obama Administration ( both of whom entered office at approximately the same time)  in direct confrontation with eachother.   During this period monumental upheavals in the Arab world, resulting in the fall of some long term dictators and then in a spreading chaos have oddly not drawn the two long term democratic allies in closer rapport but has instead set the relationship on edge.  What caused this sequence of events?   What has been the role of individual leaders in this divison and is anything likely to change in the near future?  These will be the central questions addressed in this important three hour conference.