Responding to Jeffrey Goldberg’s recent article “The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here” which can practically be summed up as an insider’s guide to the Obama administration’s upcoming strategic plan to harm Israel, Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said,
“If what is written is true, then the current administration intends to throw Israel under the bus.”
“Israel is stronger than any disparager. The Prime Minister is not some private individual. He is the leader of the Jewish State and the Jewish world as a whole. Vulgar remarks directed against an Israeli Prime Minister are hurtful to the millions of citizens of Israel and Jews worldwide.
It isn’t the leader of Syria, who has slaughtered 150,000 of his citizens, nor the leader of Saudi Arabia, who stones women and homosexuals, who are being called a “chickenshit”.
If what is written is true, then the current [US] administration intends to throw Israel under the bus.
Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, and we have struggled throughout our 66 years for our existence.
Israel is the vanguard of the free world against the Islamic terrorism of ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran.
Instead of attacking Israel and forcing suicidal conditions on her, strengthen her.
I call upon the United States government to renounce and reject this vulgar remark.”