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America and Israel: A Strained Relationship

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the international community at the United Nations, following recent speeches by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and American President Barack Obama.

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As questions rage over whether Israel will launch a strike on Iran’s illicit nuclear facilities, equally important questions linger over President Obama’s handling of Iran’s nuclear program, the Middle East in general, and Israel in particular.

Since President Obama has taken office, the America-Israel relationship has become noticeably strained.

A new, 18-minute mini-documentary follows the journey of Irina, a 23-year-old liberal, Jewish New Yorker who voted for Obama in 2008. Yet as her connection to Israel has grown, and she has learned more about the President’s policies across the Middle East and towards Israel in particular, Irina has come to realize that “when the chips are down,” the President may not “have Israel’s back” as he says.

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