Photo: EPA
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Photo: EPA

Netanyahu: 'Occupation is bull'

Speaking in a Likud faction meeting, PM Netanyahu says only technological strength can lead to agreements with the Arab world, since 'concessions are perceived as weakness'; hails US President Trump's decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran.

Speaking at a Likud party meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the demonstration of strength is the most important thing in Israel's foreign policy.



"'Occupation' is bull. There are countries that have conquered and replaced entire populations and the world keeps silent. Strength is the key, it makes all the difference in our policy towards the Arab world."


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: GPO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: GPO)


Netanyahu stressed that concessions are perceived as weakness in the Middle East . "As opposed to the perception that concessions promote agreements with the Arabs, they would only bring minor and short-term changes—nothing more.


"The right thing to do is to make progress through common interests, which are based on technological strength," the premier explained.


In addition, Netanyahu addressed the resumption of US sanctions against Iran that came into effect on Monday.


"This day is an historic day. Today is the day Washington imposed the toughest sanctions Iran has ever known, in an attempt to halt its aggression," Netanyahu stressed.


"I would like to again thank US President Donald Trump for the courageous, determined and important decision. I think it contributes to stability, security and peace in the region.


"We can already witness the influence of these sanctions—Iran is already reducing its budgets, funding aggression elements in and outside its territory," he concluded.


פרסום ראשון: 11.06.18, 09:33
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