It is interesting to note who’s writing about the mind-blowing news that General Petraeus wants to put I/P under his command because the Palestinian grievance is endangering the U.S. Akiva Eldar, Andrew Sullivan, MJ Rosenberg, and Spencer Ackerman all noted the news. it will be interesting to see how the MSM responds.
Meantime, Commentary’s contentions site is freaking out over the developments and quotes Haaretz:
Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, has told the country’s diplomats there that U.S.-Israeli relations face their worst crisis in 35 years, despite attempts by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office to project a sense of “business as usual.” Oren was speaking to the Israeli consuls general in a conference call on Saturday night.
Reuters has Oren calling it a "crisis of historic proportions." Not since 1975 have relations been so bad. He is presumably referring to Gerald Ford’s effort to reassess the relationship. Headed off at the pass by the lobby!!