BBC   ‘US-Israel relations take a tumble after Kerry’s latest round of ‘shuttle diplomacy’ ‘ By Suzanne Kianpour,  BBC News, Beirut

‘US -Israeli relations become more poisonous by the day’

‘As John Kerry returns to Washington after being pilloried by Israel for a peace proposal that was seen to favour Hamas, the White House leaps to his defence.’

US Secretary of State John Kerry returns to WashingtonCan Israel really afford to disrespect an ally like that of the US? Is alienation of the entire American State Department some strange compulsion that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s people  feel it necessary to bring about?

If so, then they’re going to need some really great PR to restore the loss of empathy and leverage that might well become the result of so much mutual displeasure. This may be where a change of tactics and direction is urgently required and a leap of faith in human nature has to be taken.

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