So what if Rahm Emanuel’s father is Israeli (and a veteran of the militant Irgun movement), and David Axelrod keeps a campaign poster spelling Barack Obama’s name in Hebrew characters next to his desk? They clearly don’t agree with Benjamin Netanyahu on the subject of settlements, at the very least, and as far as Bibi is concerned, that means they must not really be on Israel’s side at all. Haaretz correspondent Barak Ravid reports today that the Israeli prime minister—who, international diplomatic challenges aside, is dealing with a noisome cabinet and a fragile coalition—is “suffering from confusion and paranoia” and refers to both Emanuel and Axelrod as “self-hating Jews.” No word on whether that makes Netanyahu, a former ambassador to the United Nations, a self-hating diplomat.

Netanyahu’s Paranoia Extends to ‘Self-Hating Jews’ Emanuel and Axelrod [Ha’aretz]