This 'crisis' was Israel's choice. The policy of humiliating American envoys, the Secretary of State and Vice-President was clear. It started when Bibi met Obama and came home bragging about how he skunked him. Some on these forums pointed out the insanity of the Netanyahu government's actions. The ultimate problem with the policy of total contempt rests in the relative positions of the two nations. Israel needs the USA and the USA doesn't need Israel. Which raises the question of what type men are running Israel if they cheerfully run America off? Is there a lunatic with his finger on Israel's button? Or just a petulant 13 year old delinquent?
4.2-scale earthquake felt in Dead Sea, Jerusalem area (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel's Titanic moment: Does Obama want Bibi's head?