05/23/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

US-Israel Rift Over Settlements Underscores Change In Relations

The two-week-old dispute between Israel and the United States over housing construction in East Jerusalem has exposed the limits of American power to pressure Israeli leaders to make decisions they consider politically untenable. But the blowup also shows that the relationship between the two allies is changing, in ways that are unsettling for Israel's supporters.

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