Post Originals  ·   July 15, 2012

A tense relationship: Obama and Netanyahu

- President Barack Obama came into office in 2009 pledging to push hard for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. The Post’s Scott Wilson explains that Obama wanted to restore America’s reputation as a credible mediator in the long conflict, and in doing so, the president believed he needed to regain Arab trust and talk tough to Israel. ()

- President Barack Obama came into office in 2009 pledging to push hard for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. The Post’s Scott Wilson explains that Obama wanted to restore America’s reputation as a credible mediator in the long conflict, and in doing so, the president believed he needed to regain Arab trust and talk tough to Israel. ()

A tense relationship: Obama and Netanyahu (2:25)

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