Are inaccurate media reports hurting U.S.-Israel relationship? | JTA – Jewish & Israel News

With the Obama administration perceived in Israel as being more demanding than previous U.S. administrations, some conservative members of the Israeli government may be trying to manipulate the tension that has arisen over the settlement dispute by leaking stories to portray a more dire situation, observed Yoram Peri, director of the Gildenhorn Center for Israeli Studies at the University of Maryland and an expert in Israeli politics and media.

Peri cautioned that one must separate public rhetoric from real diplomatic process, which happens mostly behind closed doors.

via Are inaccurate media reports hurting U.S.-Israel relationship? | JTA – Jewish & Israel News.

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