Israel's close ties with the United States could withstand the occasional policy dispute, President Obama's top political adviser said.
"Let's not confuse the occasional dispute over policy with the fundamental relationship that has guided our two nations for so long and will continue to guide our two nations," David Axelrod said Wednesday night at an event marking Israel's 62nd Independence Day held at a hall facing the national Mall here.
At about 3:15 P.M. yesterday, the government's 100th day in office, political correspondents' beepers went off. In an unprecedented move, the Prime Minister's Bureau was inviting the correspondents to a press conference at the Knesset that was slated to begin in 15 minutes. This was the start of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's panicked, disproportionate response to the criticism senior Kadima politicians had leveled at him three hours earlier.