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Analysis In Israel, We Speak Republican

This week, as the divisiveness among Israel's top leaders was revealed in full, the squabbling between Prime Minister Netanyahu and the U.S. administration - which he hopes will not remain in the White House after November - also reached new levels.

In January 2009, on the eve of the Israeli general elections, and before the newly elected U.S. president, Barack Obama, was sworn in, the...