Western expectations of Israel to withdraw from territory in Judea and Samaria are “irrational” in light of the recent experiences on the Gaza frontier, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon told The Washington Post.
Ya’alon traveled to the United States to meet with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other American officials.
In his interview with The Washington Post, the defense minister said that Israel and the US have “overcome” the tensions between their two governments.
“We have disputes,” Ya’alon acknowledged. “With all the disputes, the United States is Israel’s strategic ally… I can tell you that between the Pentagon and the Israel Defense Forces there is an unbreakable bond.”