Since the report that a senior Obama administration official anonymously characterized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “a chickenshit,” tongues have been wagging from Washington to Jerusalem about the breakdown in U.S.-Israel ties. But is the relationship really in crisis? Is President Obama set to shift U.S. policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? How are Netanyahu’s stances on settlements and U.S. ties playing in Israel?
JTA Washington Bureau Chief Ron Kampeas, Israel Correspondent Ben Sales and Senior Correspondent Uriel Heilman discussed these and other issues in a conference call Monday on the state of U.S.-Israel ties.
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