Washington Post: Obama Should “Reset Relations” with Netanyahu

November 4, 2014 3:20 AM

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Washington Post: Obama Should “Reset Relations” with Netanyahu

An unsigned editorial published Friday in The Washington Post urged President Barack Obama “to initiate a reset” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of last week’s diplomatic spat. The editorial begins by wondering “why the Israeli leader provokes such passionate animus from an administration that coolly shrugs off insults from the likes of Vladi­mir Putin.”

In reality, the attack reflects an unreasonable and disproportionate reaction to Mr. Netanyahu’s resistance to U.S. nostrums on matters of crucial importance to his country — as well as rank unprofessionalism by one or more of the president’s senior aides. As [Secretary of State John] Kerry pointed ...

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