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.
Netanyahu added: "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." (Ilana Curiel)