Notwithstanding my personal feelings for Zionists, I would be surprised if the current rift amounted to a major shift in US-Israeli relations.
little enclave of 8 million people is too geo-politically important for
the US to cut it loose. Israel is allowed to do things that publicly we
claim to abhor, but privately applaud. It does much dirty work for the
US, and may be called upon again -- to take out (at least degrade)
Iran's nuclear weapons capability. It also keeps certain Arab states
view Israel as our pit bull on a leash. Periodically, we need to jerk
the leash a bit. That appears, in part, to explain President Obama's
strategy: give Bibi's chain a jerk or two to keep him in line.
who underestimate President Obama do so with a veil of ignorance over
their face. He is one crafty dude. I believe this will be borne out by