Israel has long been becoming a partisan issue among Americans, but never before has it divided the U.S. Congress with such gravity as now. That according to Chemi Shalev, Haaretz's U.S. editor, who weighs in on the debate over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's widely-criticized move to address the Congress without consulting U.S. President Barack Obama.
In an interview with Aimee Amiga, Shalev suggests what it might take for Netanyahu to cancel his speech, which is due to take place two weeks before the Israeli general election. Shalev also looks at whether this crisis in relations between Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama is likely to have any long-term impact on the two countries' ties.
Watch the full interview here: