Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the UN General Assembly, October 1, 2013
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Most of the world is applauding the thaw between the United States and Iran. Then there are the Arabs and Israelis. Their reaction is dread, and with good reason: neither trusts U.S. President Barack Obama to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon or from at least acquiring the capability to produce one. Israel, which has a wide base of political support in the United States, will try to stymie any nuclear deal it sees as too lenient -- but that won’t be easy.

In his speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin

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