As I opined at Berman Post: Only Four Percent of Israeli Jews Think Obama is Pro-Israel, this constant scolding for failure to comply with a totally unreasonable request complete with all the other slights is destroying what was once one of our strongest alliances. At some point, pushed to far or getting to nervous, Israel will go ally shopping which would be disastrous for us.
"The Obama administration attacked Israel on Friday for giving the green light to the building of hundreds of new homes in the occupied West Bank even as the two sides negotiate a freeze on settlement construction.
“We regret the reports of Israel’s plans to approve additional settlement construction,” said Robert Gibbs, White House spokesman. “The US does not accept the legitimacy of continued settlement expansion and we urge that it stop. We are working to create a climate in which negotiations can take place, and such actions make it harder to create such a climate.”"