This may well have been some queer form of Mea Culpa for the Papi$t fossil, as he - like most upper echelon mackerel snappers - has been very well paid to laud New Khazakh$tan to the skies for most their careers, and a sign that Agent Orange sees the Retirement finish line only a few more hobbles away (we dare to hope). The dissertation focused on Israel's "settlement agenda" (Bing/Google "manifest destiny" for details on how this works) and the right-wing extremism of the Likud Party in general & PM Whatayahoo in particular.
To hear the neocon right-wing talk radio idiots rattle on suprecilioously about it, you would swear we just nuked Jerusalem & threatened HELLaviv itself, but the only other action Obammunists took was abstaining from a vote on another worthless non-binding resolution condemning Israeli policies that thwart a two-state solution.
In other words, political theatre.
Americans will continue to be robbed to send money and military aid to a largely atheist, utilitarian, fa$cist regime where Palestinians aren't even considered second-class citizens, but goy uzveks to be exterminated, because it's only authoritarian dictatorship when non-Khazars do it.