Analysis || Obama reassures Israel, while taking a step back from the Middle East
The region is still important to the United States, but less so than it was a decade or two ago; meanwhile, Israel's dependence on the U.S. continues to grow.
U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday his visit to Israel was meant to be a reassuring one. He is here to make it clear to Israelis that America stands behind them and will ensure their security, even though the neighborhood has become tougher.
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