What next for US-Israel relations?
The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has said Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip is causing unnecessary suffering. What are the chances of Israeli Palestinian peace talks resuming?
Mr Ban is in the Middle East to try to revive the peace process. Speaking in Gaza, Mr Ban said Israel's policy was undermining Palestinian moderates, while empowering extremists.
The international community last week strongly condemned Israel's announcement of planning permission for 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem, occupied by Israel since 1967.
Do you think the two sides can agree on enough to even start indirect talks? How likely is it Israeli will comply with international pressure to stop building settlements on occupied territory? How damaging is the row over Israeli settlements to peace efforts? And to US-Israeli relations?
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