Kerry phones Netanyahu, apologizes for ‘chickenshit’ comment


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, speaks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jerusalem in 2013. (photo credit: AP/Gali Tibbon)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, speaks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jerusalem in 2013. (photo credit: AP/Gali Tibbon)
Secretary says sorry on behalf of Obama administration; Israeli commentator cites ‘unprecedented loathing’ between the two leaderships.

The Times of Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday phoned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and apologized to him in the name of the Obama administration for the comments made by an anonymous US official who called the prime minister “a chickenshit.”

On Thursday, Kerry had publicly distanced himself from the comments, stressing that neither he nor US President Barack Obama were behind the remarks, which he said were “disgraceful, unacceptable, and damaging.”

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2 Comments

  1. US Aussenamtschef Kerry hat klargestellt des Ministerpräsident Netanyahus’s Einwände seien an sich kein „chickenshit“ , sondern seien mit „bullshit“ besser beschrieben… 😉 😉

    Liken

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