Anapology by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new media chief for
calling President Barack Obama anti-Semitic was “warranted,” the White House said Thursday. A spokesman stopped short, however, of explicitly accepting the apology or of condemning Netanyahu’s
controversial decision to appoint Ran Baratz to the powerful position.
Spokesman Josh Earnest said White House officials “have seen the reports about
this individual’s previous comments about US officials, and also seen the reports about his apology. In this case it is readily apparent that that apology was warranted.”