There are no ?tensions? between the USA and Israel - - both are putting on a show for the Palestinians. Mitchell, Clinton, and Obama know that Israel will never allow anything more than a Northern Ireland (Ulster) Good Friday Agreement arrangement in the West Bank (Israel could not care less about Gaza, it proved that). The USA is pretending to be tough for the sake of looking credible to the Palestinians, and Israel is going along with the charade. All the Palestinians should hope for is a homeland similar to the structure of Northern Ireland; (Ulster has sovereignty to the UK).
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel's Titanic moment: Does Obama want Bibi's head?