View Full Version : Hillary Rodham Clinton's Harsh Words Stun Israel

03-14-2010, 03:56 AM
Washington - Beginning as a spat over a single housing project, a dispute this week between the Obama administration and Israel has ballooned into the biggest U.S.-Israeli clash in 20 years, adding to months of strain between Washington and one of its closest allies.

(Snip) A senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity in the midst of the diplomatic friction, described the administration's objection to the project as ''the first time the U.S. has really pushed back hard.''