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Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic:

[The] The New York Jewish Week drops the hammer:

But it’s fair to ask just who is more detached from reality these days, the president of the U.S. and leader of the free world, or the leader of a small country almost totally dependent on American support? (It’s not so much the $3 billion a year in U.S. aid that counts as much as its support at the UN and in countless other ways that would be felt should the relationship continue to erode.)

When future historians write about this period in U.S.-Israel relations, this editorial will warrant serious mention.

Granted, the baseline is the Obama administration, but still.

Over the past few months, I've spoken with lay leaders of many of the largest Jewish organizations (organizations that would very much prefer not to be affiliated with such left-wing outfits as J Street), and the question they ask is this: Just what is Bibi doing? If American Jews are forced to choose between their liberal values (and most American Jews are liberal) and support for a Jewish state that seems to be growing increasingly illiberal, these leaders say that Israel—and not the Democratic Party—will be the one to suffer.

Well, maybe. I mean, Bibi is doing what he's always been doing, right? Nevertheless.....