Whatever you think, it comes at a time when Israel’s relationships with it’s friends and allies is under close scrutiny. President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu met in private after the row over plans to build more Israeli homes in east Jerusalem. Reporters covering the White House say the fact that a traditional handshake with the leaders wasn’t open to press is significant.
Have a look around blogs today and the discussion is about a couple things:
Was Britain right to expel an Israeli diplomat?
Where does this leave the ‘special’ relationship between Israel and the US?
Does Israel need it’s allies?
How significant is this? Does it show a change in influence as WHYS discussed a couple of weeks ago?