Global Politics

Israel's Prime Minister and the US Election

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama before their bilateral meeting in March. (Photo: White House/Flickr/Pete Souza)

It isn't terribly shocking to find the Middle East playing a role in US election-year politics.

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But the degree to which Israel's leader has been inserted into the campaign has caught some pundits by surprise.

The World's Aaron Schachter explains.