After the Election: A view from Israel

Tuesday's election is a pivotal turning point for the United States but it will also have a profound impact on Israel and the Middle East.

Here are some vital but as yet unanswered questions:

Will Obama put more pressure on the Israeli government to make concessions for the "peace process." Will he take an active role in the upcoming Israeli elections in January to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu? Does this make war more not less likely in the Middle East? What does this mean for Iran's nuclear program? Will they get "the bomb" in the next four years under an Obama administration? Does this embolden the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and throughout the Middle East? Despite the campaign slogan that "Al Qaeda is decimated and Osama Bin Laden is no more" is Al Qaeda on the rise as well as other Islamist groups? What did Obama mean when last March he asked Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to deliver a message to Vladimir Putin: "On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it's important for him [Putin] to give me space … This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."...

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