Clinton's slap in the face
The time has come, Clinton made it clear, for Israel to internalize the fact that the United States also has an independent policy, its own interests and timetable, which, amazingly, are not decided in Jerusalem.
The story is an old one. It's the story of a child who throws a fit on the floor of a supermarket, causing a scene in front of his mother and all the other shoppers. Eventually, the security guard comes over to him, whispers something in his ear and - wonder of wonders - the child shuts up.