Let's go to the videotape.
By the way, the story about the second-guessing comment may be foundhere.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not deny a report that he told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro "not to ever second guess me again" on how to deal with Hamas, though he said the report did not reflect the general "tone and substance" of the calls.
"First let me make a general statement about our relationship with the United States," Netanyahu said in English on Saturday evening when an American journalist asked about the report from Matt Lee of the Associated Press. "I think the United States has been terrific."
I can see Netanyahu saying that, and with good reason.Netanyahu then praised President Barack Obama's "unequivocal stand with Israel on our right to defend ourselves" as well as the "untiring efforts" of Kerry. He also called Shapiro "a great ambassador" and thanked Congress for passing an additional $225 million to help Israel pay for its Iron Dome defense system.