When the jerks in the Foreign Ministry would not meet members of the US Congress because their visit was sponsored by J Street it was no snub. The announcements about more construction in East Jerusalem were made during the Vice President's trip and just before the meeting with the President it was no snub. Axelrod is showing that two can play that game.
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from the article: Barak: U.S. ties are 'pillar and cornerstone' of Israel's security