The United States understood that there was no building freeze in Jerusalem. Had they had good - will they would have accepted the Prime Minister's apology over the bad- timing of the 'Har - Shlomo' building announcement. Instead they tried to profit on it by humiliating the Prime Minister. They jumped in anger at their long- time friend and showed no understanding whatsoever. And this as they are perpetually silent about Palestinian Arab intransigence, incitement, violence etc. Even as all this was going on the moderate Abbas was cooking up a blood- libel about El- Aksa. So from the United States we did not get fairness, friendship we got the same one- sided rebuke and pressure which has been the Obama's signature relation to Israel.
Netanyahu congratulates Argentine president-elect Mauricio Macri (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel's Titanic moment: Does Obama want Bibi's head?