Re Aaron David Miller's article, the relationship between President Obama and PM Netanyahu might be dysfunctional or less-than-trusting, but I don't think that it is what is driving the campaign to block the Hagel appointment. It is Bill Kristol, Liz Cheney and their crew - aka Emergency Committee for Israel [sic - which is behind this. The same neocons who brought us the invasion of Iraq and whose primary goal in life seems to be to make trouble for POTUS. Jewish organizations that fall for this will wind up embarrassed and diminished, I think.
Italian FM arrives in Iran to promote economic, political ties (Reuters)