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Radical change coming in U.S.-Israeli relations

Radical change coming in U.S.-Israeli relations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a political conservative in the mold of President-elect Donald J. Trump, seemingly cannot wait for what he envisions to be the dawn of a new America Jan. 20, when Mr. Trump is inaugurated. But that bodes ill for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

A Trump-Netanyahu bond will mark a radical change in U.S.-Israeli relations.

After nearly 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and annexation of East Jerusalem, the Obama administration got fed up with its futile attempts to forge peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Tired of repeatedly scolding Israel for its settlement policy, it went for the jugular at the U.N. Security Council,...