Netanyahu denies Israel 'inching toward an anti-American Mideast bloc'
"That’s a false impression. First of all, there is, there is an irreplaceable ally. It’s called the United States of America," says Netanyahu.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
DECEMBER 12, 2016 08:31
US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House
(photo credit: AFP PHOTO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the notion that Israel is entering an "anti-American bloc" in a high-stakes interview Sunday night with Lesley Stahl of CBS's 60 Minutes:Lesley Stahl: "You have a friendship with Mr. Putin, and a friendship with China. You seem to be inching toward an anti-American bloc."
Benjamin Netanyahu: "God, no. Let me tell you something—"Lesley Stahl: "Well, talk about that ‘cause I think there’s an impression of that."Benjamin Netanyahu: "That’s a false impression. First of all, there is, there is an irreplaceable ally. It’s called the United States of America."Lesley Stahl: "Yeah, but here you are making friends with our adversaries—"Benjamin Netanyahu: "So no. You have relations with Russia and you have relations with China. We can have relations, economic relations, trade relations with other countries as you do. Why not?"
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