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Comment and Opinion

Haaretz: ‘Special Relationship’ with no one: Trump-U.K. spat is a cautionary tale for Israel, by Anshel Pfeffer

Not that long ago, a British ambassador to the United States would have had preferential access to some of the most senior officials in the State Department and White House. And the occasional face time with the president himself. This no longer seems to be the case, even before the latest revelations which are now rocking “the special relationship” between the United States and the U.K.

The assessments passed by Britain’s ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, back to the Foreign Office in London, are hardly original or insightful. If anything, they reflect the fact that his impressions are no more well-informed than those that can be read or heard in the news. He wrote in the diplomatic cables, which were leaked in the British media on Sunday, that President Donald Trump “radiates insecurity” and that his administration is “dysfunctional” and “inept.”

Read the full article at Haaretz.