Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch:
"It is very serious. I hope all Jews understand the unforgivable pressures being brought on Israel." And let's hope all Americans do as well. The problem is not simply the uncivil tone and bullying techniques, but also the entire mindset and policy that seek to extract the most concessions possible from the Israeli government - or even topple it - as a negotiating gambit."
[Note: Edward Koch endorced candidate Obama for President]
Obama and Israel: Why the Trust Is Gone -Ed Koch
I consider the Obama administration's recent actions against the Israeli government to be outrageous and a breach of trust.
There will be an effort this week to mend fences, but the relations will never be the same again. Humpty Dumpty has been broken and the absolute trust needed between allies is no longer there.
The writer served as mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989.