Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Netanyahu Responds to Obama: Only Israelis Will Decide Who Represents Israel's Interests

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to US President Barack Obama's criticism of his policies which lead, according to Obama, to Israel's near-total isolation. "Everyone understands that only Israeli citizens will decide the true representative of Israel's interests," the prime minister said during a visit at the Gaza border.

"Over the last four years we have withstood enormous pressures: They wanted us to restrain our efforts on the Iran issue, to withdraw to the 1967 lines, to divide Jerusalem and cease construction in it. We have held back those pressures," Netanyahu added.