March 19, 2012
Defense Minister Ehud Barak took part in the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting on Monday.
He hinted that it was preferable not to carry out a strike against Iran without the US government’s consent and asked that “some sensitivity be shown towards the US election campaign.”
“The security relations and strategic cooperation between Israel and the US have reached levels of greater depth than we have ever known in the history of the relationship between the two countries,” Barak said.
“This fact has a clear and immediate affect on Israel’s security, its future and its position in the international arena.” Barak believes that “Israel must have increased levels of sensibility and awareness to the demands that stem from the reality in the US and implement a policy of strengthening the special relationship.”