Danon to Obama: Respect right to live in sovereign Israel

Speaking at event to mark end of settlement freeze Likud MK asks fellow brothers for forgiveness for treating them like "second class citizens."

September 26, 2010 16:07
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LIKUD MK Danny Danon at the Temple Mount [file]

Danon 311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

MK Danny Danon (Likud) on Sunday called on US President Barack Obama "to respect our [Israel's] democracy and right to live in a sovereign Israel.

Danon, speaking in English, was at an event to mark the end of the ten month settlement freeze in which settlers lay the foundations for a new kindergarten in Kiryat Netafim.

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The Likud MK said that we have a lot of respect for you [Obama] but the building freeze did not move the peace process forward and it did not stop the violence or incitement.

Danon asked his fellow brothers for forgiveness "for treating them like second class citizens."

"Today we continue with the Zionist vision," Danon continued.

Switching back to Hebrew Danon called on Netanyahu to be strong, even against Obama's threats. "We are behind you," he continued.

"Likud is returning to the right track," Danon said, "Everyone will come back and we will continue to build.

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