Tuesday, January 15, 2013

'Netanyahu Will Stand Strong Against All International Pressure'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's associates said Tuesday that he would continue to resist international pressure, amid U.S. President Barack Obama's reported remarks that he was leading the country into isolation, Barak Ravid reports.

"Over the past four years the prime minister has stood strong against all international pressure," said Netanyahu's associates. "He will continue to stand firm on Israel's national interests and will not make any compromises that will harm the security of Israeli citizens. He will not agree to a return to the 1967 borders and will make certain that Jerusalem remains united." 

Likud ministers avoided making accusations that President Obama was trying to interfere with the Israeli elections. "That is a question that needs to be addressed to the American president," said Gilad Erdan, who heads Likud's public relations.