Senior Israeli officials, offended by the US Secretary Condoleezza Rice's strident stance against building of homes for Jews in east Jerusalem, anonymously express defiance. In unusual language for the Israel-US relationship, the officials said that Condi's undiplomatic comments equating the government's decisions to the building homes in Israel's capital with "settlements" were regarded as of little consequence, "ruffling few feathers."No, isn't important what she says any longer. She did not deserve her job to begin with, and it's time for her to please be quiet.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's harsh criticism of Israel's plan to continue building in east Jerusalem met with no panic and no formal response on Sunday, a sign -- one government source cited by the Jerusalem Post said -- that, with less than five months to the US elections, "it is not that important what she says anymore."
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