Yes, this is a good way to cement the relationship between Israelis and Diaspora Jewry. Israel has done just about enough to alienate Diaspora Jews and make it difficult for us to live in Israel and be accepted as full Jews! I agree--stupid and offensive.
U.S., allies conduct 31 air strikes in Syria and Iraq against ISIS militants (Reuters)
from the article: A.B. Yehoshua: Americans, unlike Israelis, are only partial Jews