Emanuel might be even more problematic for Israel because of his Israeli background. He was “problematic” in the past – some Israeli officials with which I spoke do not remember him fondly (others do) and think of him as a condescending, know-it-all, aggressive, pushy.
In referring to a letter Emanuel wrote last year to the Israeli ambassador in Washington, complaining about Israel’s attitude towards Sudanese refugees, Rosner characterizes Emanuel as “Know it all – pushy – and also very wrong.”
As I’ve already said, unless Emanuel packs his bags and moves to Israel (which is his right, nay, his duty), he has no right to tell Israel what to do. We’ve already been down this path, where a pushy American causes Israel to make harmful moves. Be worried. Be very, very worried.