Time for the media to ask some deeper questions about Israel/American relations (ie. it’s in pretty good shape)
Everybody calm down. Hillary Clinton has reaffirmed Washington’s “absolute commitment to Israel’s security”.
Jerusalem is facing growing Palestinian protests, especially since Hamas called for a “day of rage”.
Bradley Burston writes in Haaretz a completely over the top comment:
Washington is beginning to relate to the Netanyahu government as if it were Hamas.
Please. Israel has not suffered any financial or diplomatic pain from America. The occupation continues. Settlements expand. Rightists are emboldened.
Washington ought to remember one thing, however: The majority of Israelis wholly oppose halting construction in east Jerusalem. They may be angry over the timing of the announcement – but most want building to continue.