Netanyahu: ‘We don’t miss diplomatic opportunities, we create them’

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By Itamar Eichner.. After hearing the opposition accuse him of ignoring the chance for regional cooperation, failing to represent Israeli interests and preferring an Israeli apartheid, Netanyahu responds by listing his work to strengthen ties with other nations and his achievements in improving Israel’s security and economy; ‘have these diplomatic opportunities created on their own?’ asks Netanyahu. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a lengthy barrage of attacks from the Left and Center during a special Knesset session on Monday (November 13, 2017), and when it was over, he went up to answer them. While sitting through the session, which dealt with “the Israeli government’s political challenge in light of new opportunities that have been created”, Netanyahu heard MKs from Meretz, the Joint List, the Zionist Union and Yesh Atid accuse him of ignoring the chance for regional cooperation, being distracted in the face of multiple investigations, failing to represent Israel’s prerogative in the recently negotiated ceasefire in Syria and generally preferring an Israeli apartheid over peace.

Netanyahu began his rebuttal by saying, “Gentlemen, let’s agree once and for all the there is no diplomatic tsunami or diplomatic isolation, but a diplomatic renaissance. And to touch upon what’s going on in our region—we don’t miss diplomatic opportunities, we create opportunities. Read the full story.

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