The president offered carefully crafted remarks on Iran while writing off the Palestinians.
Israel fears that its role as regional kingpin would be threatened if Iran developed nuclear weapons.
He continues to cater to Israel's sensitivities, no matter how irrational.
Obama's speech in front of Israel supporters used strong language in support of Israel, but was very careful to break clearly from the Israeli position.
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Intelligence confirms that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons - which leads to speculation that the sabre-rattling is because Israel wants to remain the sole regional nuclear hegemon.
The Israeli right's assault on democracy could remove the obstacles to an attack on Iran.
The Republican National Committee adopted a resolution that's pro Israeli annexation of Palestinian territories and con an Israel-Palestine two-state solution.
Negotiating with Iran requires talking to it on many levels.
Resolving longstanding disputes between Muslims and non-Muslims requires an understanding of the different cultural approaches to conflict resolution.