Incredible that Netenyahu wants to put so much distance between Israel and American Jews, most of whom regard Republicans, and Bush in particular, as trafe. And let's not forget that Dermer is a child of privilege who probably subsists on contributions from his wealthy family. Most American Jews loved people like Ben Gurion, Golda Meir, and Abba Eban. They may view Dermer's representation as demeaning to Israel and to themselves.
Israeli PM to Palestinian President Abbas: We must fight terror together (Haaretz)