Two new governments are in place in the United States and Israel. And many people are wondering what the relationship will be between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. We'll get some insight into that when the two leaders meet next month in Washington.
Netanyahu is, thus far, rejecting the notion of establishment of a Palestinian state - a key component of Obama's vision for Middle East peace. The potentially resulting rift between the two could isolate Israel which has enjoyed extensive support of the United States no matter the party represented by the various occupiers of the White House.
And of course, whatever course is taken must ultimately be supported by the Palestinians. A daunting task given the rift between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.