Following the surprise electoral victory of Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu comes the news that a US Senate investigatory committee has launched a probe into the Obama administration's use of taxpayer-funded grants to try to unseat the three-term Prime Minister.
It appears that the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is looking into $350,000 in recent State Department grants to the OneVoice Movement, and its Israel-based Victory 15 campaign which has as its stated purpose “replacing the government” in Israel.
It is no secret that the icy relationship between Netanyahu and Obama have made for years of escalating foreign policy contentiousness. But proof of State Department funding of opposition campaigns would be nothing short of scandalous.
In any case, the stunning electoral victory of Netanyahu's Likud Party, is a poke in the eye of Obama and his kith and kin.