Gaza cease-fire dispute is another bitter twist in Israel-U.S. relations
The Gaza conflict has further exposed and aggravated the tense relationship between Netanyahu and Obama, as well as the consequences of America's diminished role in the Middle East.
The ongoing war between Israel and Hamas has served among other things to underline and exacerbate the problematic relationship between the Obama administration and Netanyahu's government. It also brought into stark relief Washington's diminished role and influence in the Middle East. The combined effect of these two developments has been a significant lacuna in Israel's national security environment.
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