Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Capital Insider host, Morris Jones, for a discussion on Barack Obama's first trip to Israel as the U.S. President. Brodsky explains that in this visit of low expectations the peace process will remain on the back burner. In the public dimension of the trip, Obama will visit places that are significant to Israelis, such as Mount Herzl, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and an Iron Dome missile defense battery. But more important will be the private dimension of the trip where President Obama will work to mend his personal relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu. Brodsky explains that behind the scenes, coming to an agreement on what constitutes a red line in Iran's nuclear progress, defining what prevention means to each of the leaders, and seeing eye to eye on Syria and the dangers that lie ahead will be paramount for the two leaders.
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