There is a growing rift between the United States and Israel, and U.S. State Department officials increasingly intervene in purely internal Israeli affairs, including rent disputes (!!), on behalf of the Palestinians: http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1004189.html. I have blogged previously on how the Bush 43 Administration's foreign policy vis-a-vis Israel had morphed into that of the Bush 41 Administration, but this is now one step beyond. The even scarier thing for a supporter of Israel is that with Barack Obama likely to win the Presidency, this trend will grow even more pronounced.
Israel better get used to being out on an island, because like it or not, that is exactly where it is going to be.