WASHINGTON — Israel has been alarmed by what officials determined
were leaks by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama of purported
Israeli preparations to attack Iran.
A leading U.S. analyst who returned from talks with the Israeli
leadership reported that the Obama administration was accused of staging a
campaign to undermine Israel. The analyst, Robert Satloff, said Washington
was also blaming Israel for the rise in global crude oil prices, deemed as
harming the U.S. economy.