Ha'aretz reported today that Rahm Emanuel told an Israeli official he was "sick" of the Israelis:

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel recently told the Israeli consul in Los Angeles that the Obama administration is fed up with both Israel and the Palestinians, Army Radio reported on Wednesday.

Emanuel met with Jacob Dayan, consul general of Israel in Los Angeles, about two weeks ago, after which Dayan briefed the Foreign Ministry.

Emanuel told Dayan the U.S. is sick of the Israelis, who adopt suitable ideas months too late, when they are no longer effective, according to Army Radio.

Ben Rhodes at the White House just e-mailed me the following flat denial: "Rahm Emanuel did not make the comments that are attributed to him in Ha'aretz."

 I have a call in to Dayan in order to figure this out.

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