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US/Israel relationship under strain

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Yesterday Palestinians staged violent demonstrations in Jerusalem over Israel's plans to build more Jewish homes. US special envoy George Mitchell has cancelled plans to attend peace talks in the Middle East in response to Israel's announcement.

James Rubin, informal foreign policy advisor to Hillary Clinton and President Obama, and Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen consider the fallout from Israel's settlement plans.

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