U.S. Seizes on Ya'alon Insult to Tone Down Israeli Criticism of Peace Efforts and Iran Policies

But the angry American reaction is also a reflection of pent-up frustration at the steady barrage of denigration by right-wing Israeli politicians who take the 'special relationship' for granted.

Right-wing Israeli politicians can be excused for believing that the Obama Administration suffers at times from the diplomatic equivalent of battered wife...