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By James A. Lyons Jr.
The president has shifted alliance from friend to enemy
Topic - Moshe Ya'Alon
The U.S. military chief has kicked off a visit to Israel at a time of heightened tensions with Israel's defense minister.
The U.S. is still waiting for Israel's defense minister to apologize for calling Washington weak on Iran's nuclear program.
Four days after Israel's defense minister publicly accused the U.S. of showing weakness around the world, the Obama administration is still waiting for an apology.
Israel's defense minister has apologized to his U.S. counterpart for criticizing Washington and for calling it weak when it comes to its stance on Iran's nuclear program.
The Obama administration is seething at criticism from Israel's defense minister who this week accused the U.S. of showing "weakness" around the world.
The Obama administration on Wednesday vented its anger at the Israeli defense minister's public criticism of the U.S. and his personal insults of Secretary of State John Kerry.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday played down criticism by Israel's defense minister of American efforts to broker peace in the Middle East, saying he wouldn't let "one set of comments" undermine his work.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon had harsh words for John Kerry, just days before the secretary of state is due to sweep into the country for more talks on Palestinian peace: Your "messianic" visions aren't helping.
An Israeli newspaper quoted the defense minister Tuesday as deriding U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts as naive and foolhardy, triggering an angry response from Washington and rekindling simmering tensions with Israel's closest and most important ally.
A spate of violent Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets in recent weeks is raising concerns in Israel that it may be on the verge of a new type of Palestinian uprising.
The United Nations is urging restraint after a Lebanese sniper shot and killed an Israeli soldier near the border, sparking a retaliatory incident by IDF troops and leading to a scheduled emergency meeting on Monday to try to diffuse the tensions.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said yesterday that Iran has built up a terror infrastructure in Central and South America from which to attack Jewish and Israeli targets in the region and as a base for attacking inside the United States.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday appointed a hard-line former military chief as the country's new defense minister.
Israeli diplomats have put foreign leaders on notice that their country will consider its historic peace accords with the Palestinians null and void if they ask the United Nations for a state, according to a document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.
A Russian-based internet security firm says a powerful computer virus with unprecedented data-snatching capabilities has attacked machines in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East.
He claimed the Palestinians have refused to declare an end to their conflict with
"I don't know a single minister in the septet who thinks it's possible to reach a deal in the foreseeable future," Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon said.