According to Moshe Ya’alon, the United States foreign policy under President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry is demonstrating weakness around the world making both the U.S. and Israel more susceptible to terrorist threats.
The Times of Israel reports,
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Monday issued a scathing critique of the Obama administration, declaring that Israel cannot rely on the US to thwart Iran’s nuclear program, accusing the administration of broadcasting weakness throughout the world, and warning that its perceived weakness was inviting further terrorism against US targets.
Referencing U.S. policies with Muslim world, Syria, China, and Russia and the Ukraine, Ya’alon said, “This is a war of civilizations. If you are perceived to be weak, that certainly does not pay in the world. I hope the US will reassert itself.”
For more information:
- Israel can’t rely on ‘weak’ US to deal with Iran, Ya’alon warns
- ‘Weakness doesn’t pay in the world’: Israel warns it cannot depend on U.S. in fight against Iran’s nuclear programme
- Israeli Defense Minister: Kerry is ‘Obsessive,’ ‘Messianic’