What to do when the country I live in totally loses its compass? I have watched Israel present itself as a respectable member of the club of developed countries. It is time for us all to hold it to that claim.
Netanyahu has some serious soul searching to do if he is going to act in Israel's long term interests instead of presumed short term gains. This includes reigning in his coalition ministers and presenting a unified Israeli public voice.
If U.S.-Israeli relations are held hostage to progress on peace negotiations, the outcome will likely be a continued Israeli-Palestinian stalemate and a further rupture in U.S.-Israeli relations as Iran approaches its nuclear breakout point.
After a largely disappointing first year for the administration's peace efforts in the Middle East, the latest U.S.-Israel crisis presents a unique opportunity to recalibrate American efforts for Arab-Israeli peace.