By Implicating Assad on Chemical Weapons, Israel Hopes to Prod Obama to Act

Israel views Syria conflict through prism of a nuclear Iran while U.S. is influenced by trauma of September 11; Jerusalem dreads an Assad victory, Washington fears his jihadist rivals.

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The White House seized on the presence of the UN inspectors in Syria in order to gain time, as it pondered the U.S. reaction to the horrid depictions of the reported chemical weapon attack outside Damascus on...