'U.S. Angered by Claim That New Building at E-1 Aimed at Obama, Not Palestinians'

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Kurtzer says Washington miffed by background briefing by Israeli official that tied E-1 announcement to Obama’s refusal to confirm 2004 Bush-Sharon letter.

The U.S. Administration intensified criticism of Israel’s decision to proceed with construction at the E-1 site near Ma'ale Adumim in response to indications that the move was meant to “retaliate” against U.S. President Barack Obama for his refusal to endorse the 2004 Sharon-Bush letter on settlement blocs.