He was absolutely right. He didn't need to apologize. It's very easy for armchair Diaspora Jews to sit back and watch the news and tut when they see bad news from Israel. It's not so easy when you have children serving in the IDF and every single day is a trauma and a worry. Their kids are not drafted and taught to carry a gun at 18 years old, mine are. I work and I pay tax. They hold fund raising events. Do me a favour, no apology was called for.
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
from the article: A.B. Yehoshua sends 'deepest apologies' for AJC remarks