Kadima MK: PM made Israel 'diplomatic burden' for US

September 15, 2011 15:52


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

As the Palestinian head to the United Nations for state recognition, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has made Israel a "diplomatic burden" for the US, Kadima MK Yohanan Plesner said Thursday.

Plesner, who initiated the so-called September Report concerned with the Palestinian UN state recognition bid, said that Netanyahu "played into the hands of the Palestinians these last few months, and now Israeli citizens will have to front the bill."

"Netanyahu's behavior causes great consternation to our closest friend, the United States," Plesner said, adding "Just as the region undergoes a critical time period of change, and the US is forced to consider its position, Netanyahu has changed Israel from being a strategic asset to a diplomatic burden."

Plesner criticized the prime minister's decision to address the United Nations General Assembly ahead of the Palestinian bid, saying that also served Netanyahu's "internal politics at the expense of national interests."

Related Content

Breaking news
August 16, 2018
UNRWA says schools for Palestinians to open despite U.S. funding cut