Israeli Foreign Minister Straight-Up Insults Obama Envoy
Buried within Joe Klein’s new Time profile (great first line, by the way) of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton:
The Israelis have been difficult, as always: whenever [Special Envoy George] Mitchell raises East Jerusalem in talks with the Israeli Foreign Minister, the Israeli stands up and walks out of the room.
Is there any cost to doing that? Just flat-out disrespecting a U.S. envoy who wants to discuss something uncomfortable? It’s not even like the Obama administration has said anything memorable at all about East Jerusalem.[