The White House described Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon's reported comments as "offensive," in a mark of the degree of outrage in Washington at the latest public spat between the two allies.
Israel Minister Angers US With Kerry Peace Push Diatribe
January 14, 2014

Via AFP:

Israel's Minister of Defence Moshe Yaalon apologised Tuesday to US Secretary of State John Kerry after he accused the American of having an "obsession" with Middle East peace, sparking a furious diplomatic row between the two allies.

The White House had described Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon's initial comments as "offensive," in a mark of the degree of outrage in Washington at the latest public spat between the two countries, which follows a major row over Iran policy.

However, in a statement, a contrite Yaalon said: "Israel and the United States share a common goal to advance the pea...

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