The Obama administration certainly hasn’t been the first White House to hope/presume that it had the answers for orchestrating a Jewish-Arab peace process in the Middle East, and the way things have been going, I very much doubt it will be the last — but throw the wishy-washiness on Iran’s nuclear program and now the most recent antagonization into the mix, and I think it’s safe to say Israel is pretty teed off right about now.
I don’t think there’s any question that the Obama administration has had the worst relationship, the most hostile relationship, with Israel than any American presidency since the state of Israel was created. I think it’s reflected in comments that Kerry and Obama have made over the past several weeks, in particular blaming the breakdown of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations essentially equally on both sides. … I think [Kerry] is objectively wrong about what’s going to bring peace and stability to the Middle East and Israel. No politician in America is going to get caught out saying something that looks anti-Israeli. It’s not what they say, it’s what they do, and this pursuit of the two-state solution, which would inevitably, it seems to me, lead to a terrorist state on the other side of the border with Israel is something that has been proven time and time again not to work, and we just had the most recent example of it. But that’s why this is a critical moment, to look to other alternatives.