I too would much prefer to keep a strong relationship with Israel. I do not confuse the extremists in charge with the nation as a whole. I find the rapidly diminishing reputation of Israel in the world unfortunate. I cannot understand why the current government decided to demonize Obama and proceed to spend a year being as insulting and humiliating as possible. The Pentagon, especially Southern Command, is VERY disturbed by the actions of Israel and the threat it poses to the US forces in the middle east. We have problems of our own and don't need an ally treating us badly and trying to undermine our government.
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from the article: Israel's Titanic moment: Does Obama want Bibi's head?