Here is audio of New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer talking to a Jewish radio show - the Nachum Segal Show- where he blasted the Obama Administration's policy toward Israel as "counter-productive," and said it "had to stop."
Schumer said the "kerfuffle" during Biden's visit to Israel over Israeli construction in East Jerusalem "should never have been an issue to begin with" because it was in Israeli territory and only 5 minutes from downtown Jerusalem.
While Schumer said Israel should not have made the announcement while Biden was in Israel, he said Israel apologized for that and that should have been the end of it.
But Hillary Clinton called Netanyahu and "talked tough" to him, and then through a spokesman, they made that public. In fact, Schumer said the spokesman said the U.S.-Israeli "relationship" was dependent on how "negotiations" went. Schumer said that was "terrible," and should never have been said. The U.S.-Israeli relationship is far deeper and stronger than that. he called that statement a "dagger."
Schumer said he called Rahm Emanuel and the White House and told them that if they did not retract that statement by Hillary Clinton's spokesman, "you are going to hear me publicly blast you on this." They retracted the statement.
Schumer said that he and other Jewish members of Congress will soon meet with Obama, and they will tell him "this has to stop." They will push Obama to make it clear to the Palestinians that the U.S. is behind Israel.