It's as if every Israeli is Netanyahu wearing a thin mask. The US is not obsessed with Israel. Israel is a serious problem that must be dealt with effectively. How would you suggest that progress be made in other areas of diplomatic difficulty in the Middle East when Israel cannot be made to obey international laws by its only ally, and a powerful one at that? Many of you seem to say, "do something other than pressure us." Well, nothing else will work as long as Israel's illegal activity is a festering sore. For over 40 years, American presidents have ignored your violations; now you want another one to do it. It's not going to happen. Get used to it.
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