U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a news conference with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, March 20, 2013. Obama said at the start of his first official visit to Israel on Wednesday that the U.S. commitment to the security of the Jewish state was rock solid and that peace must come to the Holy Land. REUTERS/Jason Reed (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3F8R4



On the first day of President Obama's three-day trip to Israel, he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showcased the bond between their two nations. Some have called the day's events a "lovefest." But front and center during the visit are the deepening troubles in the region, including new allegations about the use of chemical weapons in neighboring Syria. The World's Matthew Bell tells host Marco Werman why making that alliance work for both partners has been so difficult.

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