Above caption: USA ties with Israel
Obama and Netanyahu seek to repair relations amid continuing Israeli-Palestinian violence.
Washington, DC – US President Barack Obama faces a difficult challenge as he prepares to meet Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House as a wave of violence sweeps Jerusalem and the occupied Palestinian territories.
Obama hosts an Israeli counterpart with whom he has a strained relationship and few practical points of leverage to address a situation that analysts and rights activists say may spin out of control.
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