It just shows how out of touch Panetta (isn't that a flavour of ice cream) is with reality: It is like arguing that the Jews might have saved themselves from the Third Reich if they had smiled a little more, or been a bit more friendly. In effect it is another round of anti-Semitism: "The Jews are to blame for all their woes" - "It is not the fault of the haters it is the fault of the hated. Nice Defence Secretary Barry - just like your old preacher.
Education Minister Bennett orders increased funding for gay youth organizations (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel has responsibilities as a U.S. ally