Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon once again had to apologize to the US for far too bluntly telling the truth.
US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Netanyahu and demanded that Ya’alon apologize.
According to State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, Kerry came just short of demanding from Netanyahu that Ya’alon resign.
As a result, Ya’alon spoke with US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and said his that comments were not intended to express opposition, criticism or offense to the United States. Hagel accepted the apology.
The remarks that upset the US included Ya’alon pointing out that the relationship with the US is a two-way street, and listed some of the amazing Israeli inventions and technologies that the US has gotten in return for their investment.
Ya’alon also pointed out that US foreign policy is projecting an image of weakness around the world, and that is hurting the US.