It is entirely inappropriate and unprecedented for Israel to push itself into US politics and US foreign policy in this way. Israelis and their US supporters do not seem to detect how unwelcome this behavior has become. Nowadays, many people in the US press are pointing this out in very direct ways. Previously, the US media did not criticize Israel because of aggressive intimidation and labeling as anti-semitic. This is now changing completely and many prominent Jews are pointing out how this pushy behavior is hurting Israel in the long-term.
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