A new report released Tuesday provides the clearest evidence yet that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons. In Israel, that has many speculating the country may act militarily, and unilaterally, to push back the Iranian program.
In a recent speech, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged the Israelis to restart the stalled Palestinian peace process and engage proactively with its neighbors. The country has become increasingly isolated, diplomatically, in its region.
Mitt Romney spent the weekend in Israel, where he received an enthusiastic welcome from the Israeli leadership. But critics said Prime Minister Netanyahu's praise for the GOP presidential candidate crossed a dangerous line and threatened to strain Israel's relationship with the Obama administration.