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PAGE 10A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Why the U.S. and Israel are not getting along By Uriel Heilman (JTA) -All is not well in the U.S.-Israel relationship. Somehow, the 50 days of - fighting between Israel and Hamas frayed ties between Washington and Jerusalem. How did this happen? In part, the contretemps stems from the divergent ways that the Israeli and U.S. adminis- trations view the Gaza war. Here's where each side is coming from: In the eyes of the U.S. ad- ministration... While Israel's security concerns vis-a-vis Gaza are legitimate, the ferocity of Israel's response against Hamas in Gaza went too far. Furthermore, Israel's diplomatic behavior during the crisis - especially leaks of private communications from Secretary of State John in Israeli officials. If the United States is to 00ti0n never tasted s0g00d. For over 33 years, Too Jay's has specialized in holiday traditions. 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Israel's seizure of 1,000 acres of West Bank land on Aug. 31 does precisely the opposite - buf- feting the argument made by some U.S. officials in May that the Israelis, rather than the Palestinians, deserve the blame for the breakdown of peace negotiations in April. Let's start with Israel's assault in Gaza. Despite Israeli claims, the civilian death toll - including some 500 Palestinian children - and Israel's apparent use of regular artillery shells rather than just precision muni- tions belied Israel's claims that it was doing its utmost to limit Palestinian civilian casualties. There were just too many Palestinians dead and too much infrastructure destroyed - not to mention those strikes on U.N. schools sheltering civilians, bombard- ment of hospitals and the shooting of kids playing on the Gaza beach. Israel either deliberately struck some civilian targets or was negli- gent in taking the necessary precautions to prevent civilian casualties. In July, the White House took the extraordinary step of halting delivery of U.S.- made Hellfire missiles to Israel. Why? For one thing, the Obama administration did not want to be seen as abetting the killing of Pales- tinian innocents. (The $225 million bill providing extra funding for Iron Dome, which President Obama signed, was considered kosher because it was for defense rather than offense). For another, the Obama ad- ministration was angry over the Israeli treatment of U.S. officials during the conflict. When in mid-July Kerry sent Israeli Prime Minister Benja- min Netanyahu a confidential Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images PHme Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Presi- dent Obama meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., March 3, 2014. draft of a document outlining Hamas and Israel's demands for ending the conflict, the Israelis misrepresented the draft as an American cease- fire proposal, put it up for a Cabinet vote (unanimously rejected) and leaked it to the press. One Israeli editor called it an "American betrayal." This infuriated the Ameri- cans. The breach of diplomatic protocol represented merely the latest obstruction in the long-troubled relationship be- tween Netanyahu and Obama. The Americans have seri- ous doubts about Netanyahu's commitment to a two-state solution. Rather than ag- gressively pursuing a deal with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, arguably the most moderate leader the Palestinians have ever had, Netanyahu has undermined him at every turn, looking for excuses to avoid advancing the peace track with the Palestinian Authority. The war should be a les- son to Israel of the perils of the failure to pursue peace. Netanyahushouidstrengthen Abbas' hand as a counterpoint to Hamas to demonstrate that diplomacy yields more fruit than violence. Instead, he's scuttling the two-state solution. Case in point: the 1,000-acre land grab in the West Bank, which the Is- raeli organization Peace Now called Israel's largest seizure of Palestinian land since the 1980s. "We are deeply concerned about the declaration of a large area as 'state land' to be used for expanded settlement building," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday. "We have long made clear our opposition to con- tinued settlement activity. 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