The United States is not trying to gain the "trust" of the present Israeli government. That government has told too many lies and played too many games. The "regional and international standing" of the United States does not depend one iota on the Israeli public or its perceptions of "trust". The United States has not skirted "its past commitments", but has for the first time upheld its commitments to international law and the Geneva Conventions. The Israeli government has done great harm to the United States around the world, and threats from the current Israeli government are not welcome.
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from the article: Israel fears Obama heading for imposed Mideast settlement