Will Obama Stand With Israel During Visit?

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President Barack Obama’s trip to Israel this week will shine the spotlight on U.S.-Israel relations, as well as several regional and global issues in which Israel is directly or indirectly involved.

His visit will be full of symbolism, and hopefully, substance. Some of the topics he will no doubt discuss include Iran, Turkey, Syria and the Palestinians.

Regarding the threat of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons, Israel is clearly on the front line, but the risk is global. The Israeli and U.S. timetables to prevent this seem to be out of sync. But whatever the case, we can expect Obama to reiterate that he has “Israel’s back.”...

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