US is 'disappointed' by lack of apology from Ya'alon over comments

The US is "disappointed with the lack of an apology from Defense Minister Ya'alon" for critical comments that have caused a furor in recent days, a US State Department spokeswoman said Friday.


"I think we clearly expressed our displeasure by his offensive comments and an apology would be a natural next step," State Department Spokeswomen Jen Psaki said Friday, adding that the US "still has concerns" about Ya'alon's "pattern" of behavior.


"His comments," Psaki added, "don't reflect the true nature of our relationship with Israel." (Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington)