Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hates Obama just like everybody else.

Cat out of the bag: Obama’s hostility to Israel exposed

Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren has exposed a relationship between Obama and the State Department on the one hand and Israel on the other characterised by anguish and disagreement. It’s a fascinating and disturbing account

Michael Oren has had an honorable career, growing up in New Jersey, a baseball fan who got his doctorate at Princeton, a distinguished historian, and Israeli Ambassador to Washington from 2009 to 2013.

His new book Ally, is a valuable and sober dissection of the real existing relationship, one that used to be called a “special relationship,” between Israel and the United States under President Barack Obama. One concludes from the book that the two countries are just about friends, but not like before.