Why did Obama Create a Crisis with Israel?

The White House had the power to defuse or ignite the clash between Washington and Jerusalem.

Tovia Singer,

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers 2015 State of the Union address
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers 2015 State of the Union address
Reuters

Why did Obama  choose to inflame his relationship with America's closest ally in the Middle East? Why now? Netanyahu came to Washington looking for a partner in Congress to join him in his effort to halt Iran’s nuclear program, not a fight with America’s president.   




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