Defense Minister Rises as U.S.-Israel Relations Plunge

Moshe Ya’alon spoke insultingly off the record about Secretary of State John Kerry, and Prime Minister Netanyahu was in no hurry to come to the aid of his defense minister.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon is one of the more taciturn members of Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. In the 10 months since he took over the ministry he’d long coveted, he hasn’t held one press conference or...