This video from AfriSynergy in the USA says about itself:
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has summoned a US-based Israeli diplomat over a leaked memo in which he criticized his government.
Israel’s Consul-General in Boston Nadav Tamir will arrive in Jerusalem next week and clarify his remarks in a meeting with the Foreign Ministry Director-General Yossi Gal, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
Aug 6, 2009 22:29 | Updated Aug 9, 2009 0:56
FM [Avigdor Lieberman] fumes over Boston consul’s remarks
By HAVIV RETTIG GUR AND HERN KEINON
Israel’s consul-general in New England has been summoned home to “clarify” a letter he wrote to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman blasting Israeli policy toward the Obama administration.
According to a senior Foreign Ministry official, Nadav Tamir, consul in Boston, “is one of our best and smartest, so this is embarrassing to the whole ministry.”
According to Channel 10, to which Tamir’s letter was leaked last week, the diplomat’s criticism was severe, including an allegation that Israeli policy toward the Obama administration was being developed not to serve Israel’s interests, but those of Obama’s domestic opponents.
“There are people in the US and Israeli politics who ideologically oppose [US President Barack] Obama, and are willing to sacrifice the special relationship between the two countries in order to advance their political agenda,” Tamir was quoted as writing in the blunt three-page letter.
Titled “Sad passing thoughts on Israeli-US relations,” Tamir’s comments were “out of bounds” for a serving diplomat, said Foreign Ministry officials. …
Tamir outlined in the letter what he saw as a “damaging” policy by the current government.
“The way in which we are conducting the relationship with the US government is causing Israel strategic damage. The distance created between us and the Obama administration has clear implications on Israeli deterrence,” Channel 10 quoted from the letter.
The perception of a conflict between Israel and the Obama administration was harming American public support for Israel, Tamir insisted, saying this caused Israel more damage than the Second Lebanon War or Operation Cast Lead.
He blamed the deterioration of ties on narrow political considerations among some Israelis and Americans, who were using Israeli policy to harm the Obama administration, then took the government to task for making US-Israeli differences public at a time when Washington was trying to downplay them.
“There have always been differences in the stances of the two countries, but the governments were careful to make sure they were coordinated,” he reportedly wrote.
According to Tamir, many in the US were now lumping Israel together with Iran and North Korea as wayward governments that Obama had to deal with.
The current situation, he said, is hurting American Jewry as well.
“The atmosphere of confrontation between the Israeli government and the Obama administration puts the American-Jewish community, which is so important to us, in a difficult position,” he wrote. “Many of them are distancing themselves from the State of Israel because of this conflict.”
Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Tel Aviv to demonstrate against Israel’s “revolving-door policy” on migrant workers: here.
Interview with Itamar Broderson, young (critical) Meretz party member: here.
Brussels, 19 November 2009 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has today condemned the decision of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to expand the Gilo settlement south of Jerusalem, on land annexed by Israel in 1967, as illegal and a further threat to prospects for peace. Widespread international criticism has followed the announcement that a further 900 dwellings will be built at the settlement: here.
Netanyahu’s weakness for Jewish heritage costs lives: here.
There was no report on the meeting Tuesday between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Neither was an official handshake staged, let alone a press conference: here.