Ayalon may have another reason Haaretz missed or ignored. Delahunt was the primary signature with several other US Congressman to Pres Obama last year asking the Pres. to force Egypt and Israel to open the Gazan border unconditionally. Specifically they asked Obama to get into Gaza items that he surely know would help Hamas' military effort. THERE WAS NO MENTION OF Shalit either. He could care less, but getting fuel and engine parts there that HAmas could confiscate was important to this J Street supporter!
Former ruling party in Yemen says it accepts UN-brokered peace plan (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. lawmakers in Israel 'puzzled' by Ayalon boycott