Obviously Israel has been ignoring the gentle hints. So the brickbat has been applied to the back of the head. This is an even bigger story than the NIE which stated Iran was not pursuing the development of a nuclear Bomb. Israel is been given a choice, take into consideration the needs and desires of the United States or agree that Israel does not need the aid at current levels, both diplomatic and financial that the United States currently supplies to Israel. I thought that the shadow of Yitzhak Shamir was beginning to loom large for Netanyahu. I didn't realise that the United States is considering the normalisation of ties with Israel. Is that the sound of a flushing toilet in Netanyahu's office?
Australia's most dangerous Islamic State operative killed in U.S. strike (AP)
from the article: Indyk: If Israel manages alone, it can decide alone