He nails it: Israelis are obsessed by such minutae because this allows them to ignore the greater corruption caused by the occupation and the settlements. So while I agree that this is a storm in a tea cup I would suggest that you miss the point of it i.e. if you take that obsession away from them then you take away their crutch. Because if they can't obsess about the inconsequential then they'll have to face up to The Big Picture, and they simply do not want to do that.
Italian FM arrives in Iran to promote economic, political ties (Reuters)