Bennett reprimands EU ambassadors on Israel policy, recording reveals

Bayit Yehudi chief accuses EU countries of being immoral in their treatment of Israel.

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February 10, 2015 10:01
Naftali Bennett

Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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Europe is immorally using economic pressure to push Israel to endanger itself, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett told EU ambassadors, in a recording played on Army Radio on Tuesday.

“To single out Israel, to twist our arms economically in the hopes that we’ll commit suicide because, financially, we’ll get hit if we don’t is immoral from my perspective,” Bennett said.

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The Economy Minister’s comments were made on Sunday at a closed briefing to 26 of the 28 EU ambassadors to Israel, including diplomats from the UK and France and EU Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen.

Bennett told the envoys that they didn’t seem to understand that Israel was “the big dam in this big river of terror” and called on them to “help us, back us.”

The EU Embassy in Israel declined to comment.

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