Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak 07/2012;
The U.S.-Israel relationship is as strong as its ever been
“But I should tell you honestly that this administration under President Obama is doing in regard to our security more than anything that I can remember in the past.”
Say what ???
A good portion of Israel's security has depended on the implied support and defense capabilities of the US. It behooves Israel to remind everyone that America will still come to their defense. I expect they are hoping to disuade Egyptian intervention.