Why Bibi Humiliated Biden — Martin Indyk

Netanyahu sensed a political advantage, and he’s pressing it. Martin Indyk, former American ambassador to Israel, explains Netanyahu’s remarkable decision to taunt his country’s most important ally.

What happened to Vice President Biden this week in Jerusalem was egregious but hardly new. Right-wing governments in Israel have regularly embarrassed high-level U.S. officials by making announcements about new settlement activity during or just after their visits. But it usually happens to secretaries of state. It infuriated James Baker, confounded Condoleezza Rice, and appalled Madeleine Albright.

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