..... Obama's reelection, which everyone but Netanyahu took into consideration, could have been much less painful and damaging to Israel had the prime minister conducted himself differently.<quoted text>
That SHOULD mean DAILY-not just incidents such as the past week.
Imagine how different things would be if instead of initiating a purposeless confrontation with Obama over Iran, Netanyahu would have publicly lauded some aspects of Washington's policy vis-à-vis the nuclear crisis and quietly protested, behind closed doors, other aspects.
Netanyahu's conduct will affect us all. Israel's foreign policy and its relations with the US are not Netanyahu's private domain, but an existential asset of the State of Israel. Netanyahu should never have gambled on this asset.
Undoubtedly, America will remain committed to Israel's security and continued existence. The US will not take Israel hostage because of Netanyahu's conduct, but anything beyond that – we should expect to get the cold shoulder.