A historic alliance is taking some severe punishment. The relationship between America and Israel was rocked by diplomatic crisis in March, and by all indications will never be the same.
It was triggered by an ill-advised announcement about a new housing complex in Jerusalem. In early March, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden landed in Israel supposedly to reignite peace talks between Palestinians and Jews. As it turned out, the Obama administration used Biden’s visit to trigger a diplomatic assault against Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.