The chief foreign envoy of the Yesha Council of settlements in the West Bank urged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to reject American pressure to make concessions for an agreement with the Palestinians.

"Barack Obama's interview with Jeffrey Goldberg showed his gross misunderstanding of the reality in our region, similar to that displayed by his administration elsewhere," Dani Dayan said, alluding to the ongoing events in Ukraine.

"These days, perhaps more than ever before, it is clear that defensible borders are vital, while international guarantees are worthless. Israel cannot and should not surrender the strategic hills overlooking Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Airport to a hostile state."

"It is incredible that as we bear witness to  massacres and invasions across the globe, President Obama reserved the term 'aggressive' to describe the i construction of houses for young Israeli families in the Jewish homeland. "

"Too many innocent victims worldwide have already paid the price for the misguided policies of Obama and Kerry," Dayan said.

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