Netanyahyu contacts US official in bid to smooth over Ya'alon controversy
Netanyahu spoke by phone to a senior US official in a bid to smooth over the controversy, an Israeli official said on condition of anonymity, adding that Yaalon also discussed the matter with US Ambassador Dan Shapiro.


Addressing parliament, Netanyahu appeared to take Yaalon, a member of his right-wing Likud party, to task, extolling Israel's shared interests with "our great ally" in Washington. (Reuters)