US Ambassador Tom Nides said that Smotrich is stupid and he would throw him out of a plane. American officials say they won’t meet with him in Washington, and even AIPAC won’t meet with him. Meanwhile, Smotrich had no plans to meet with officials during his trip.
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) March 3, 2023
In other words, all the umbrage is for show. That show is specifically for the antisemites. The antisemites are thrilled to have another mechanism by which they can attack Jews, which of course they call “Zionists.”