State Department: ‘We Will not Be Ruled’ By ‘Domestic Constituencies or Israelis’

A onetime Jewish aide who worked with the State Department during its negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians has claimed that Obama administration officials could be heard in the hallways of Foggy Bottom shouting, “We are the United States of America—we will not be ruled whether it’s by domestic constituencies or Israelis!”

Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren made similar claims in his recent memoir, recalling multiple instances of Obama administration hostility toward Israel, including verbal threats. Continue reading