07/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The 3 Ways Obama Can Pressure Israel. Each Is Incredibly Difficult: Slate

Since the first stirrings of the Arab-Israeli peace process after the Yom Kippur war, America's relations with Israel have been characterized by a paradox. Those presidents regarded as the least friendly to the Jewish state have done it the most good. Its strong allies have proven much less helpful.

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