Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman thanks U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday night thanked the United States’ “unequivocal support for Israel” during the discussion held yesterday at the United Nations General Assembly.
“Thanks to the concerted effort, the adoption of a binding anti-Israeli resolution was prevented,” Lieberman said in a statement from the Foreign Ministry.
He also told Kerry that Israel is prepared for any resumption of war by Hamas in light of the terrorist organization’s statement that it is not committed to the continuation of the ceasefire.
Lieberman also Israel purposely has restrained form reacting harshly to recent rabidly anti-Semitic comments by Recep Tayyip Erdogan because “Israel is not interested in an escalation with Turkey.” He reasoned that the hyperbole may be related to the upcoming election in Turkey on Sunday and that it the verbal attacks do not die down afterwards, “Israel will respond.”
FM Liberman added that Israel has so far refrained from responding to the harsh statements and accusations by Prime Minister Erdogan against Israel, and hopes that after the Turkish elections next Sunday these attacks will cease. If not, Israel will respond.”