by Barry Rubin
|U.S.-Israel Relations Tense
Posted: 16 Jan 2014 01:37 AM PST
After Secretary of State John Kerry made a statement that was critical of Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Ya’alon issued a statement implying that Kerry should just get his Nobel Peace Prize and find something better to do.
Ya’alon suggested that the proposed peace plan set too narrow parameters for Israel. Ya’alon’s statement gained widespread, multi-partisan support from Rabbis, starting with about 350 backers. This was an unprecedented level of support for a public Israel critique of the American position, and is probably going to show that no solution is popular or possible.