Obama Cabinet Members Slam Israel
Panetta Blames Israel for it’s Own Isolation
YNet – US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged Israel and the Palestinian Authority to get back to the “damn” negotiating table. He also urged Israel to take steps to address what he described as the Jewish state’s growing isolation in the Middle East.
Panetta, addressing a forum at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy in Washington, also warned Israel against viewing the Arab uprisings rattling the Middle East as an excuse to enter a defensive crouch.
Clinton Expresses Concern for Israel Democracy
JPost – Several government ministers on Sunday rejected comments made by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in which she expressed concern for Israel’s democracy.
Clinton was cited by the Israeli media as expressing Saturday concern over certain anti-democratic legislation and trends signifying the deterioration of the status of women in Israel.