Relations between Washington and Jerusalem were marked this year, in large part, by insults.
“Poof” went the prospects of peace between Israel and the Palestinians, said US Secretary of State John Kerry, who himself was labeled “messianic” by Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon for his “obsessive” focus on the peace process. Kerry later said Israel would become an “apartheid” state on its current path.
Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu was called “chickenshit” on Iran by an American official unwilling to speak on the record, skeptical of his willingness to bomb the state’s nuclear facilities. On US air waves, Netanyahu called the Obama administration’s critique of his governance “un-American.”
Source: Jerusalem Post