Israeli leader's controversial speech to Congress comes just before a tough election at home.
Israelis currently oppose the cease-fire Kerry is trying to work toward.
Israel's ambassador to the United States criticized Obama's Palestinian decision.
Ambassador Ron Dermer assured lawmakers that Israel wants a peaceful solution.
Press secretary Josh Earnest said the relationship is "bigger than any single diplomat."
"I saw that clip, it wasn't clear to me what he was actually looking at," he responded.
Ron Dermer said his country "deeply appreciates" Secretary of State John Kerry's peace efforts.
Israel's ambassador to Washington jumped squarely into the fray over Obama's Iran diplomacy.