«"The condemnation should have been issued by the State Department in Washington," said Foxman.» I think the Secretary of State answers to the President, and that the Vice-President is part of the President's office. Hence, no slip-up there. The slip-up here is all Israeli. The PM has something worse than mud on his face, and if it doesn't smell good at a distance it is bound to smell worse to him.
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