PM Natanyahu blasts Palestinians for Nazi flags & Hitler-style salutes

On anniversary of Kristallnacht, PM Natanyahu says, “Peace won’t be achieved by international pressure on Israel”.

 

 

 

Peace will not be achieved by “international pressure on Israel,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday, three days after US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israel would face increased international isolation and deligitimization if the current talks with the Palestinians break down.

Nazi flag flying right near the mosque in the Palestinian town of Beit Omar. - Photo Tazpit News Agency

Nazi flag flying right near the mosque in the Palestinian town of Beit Omar. – Photo: Tazpit News Agency

Netanyahu, speaking at a special cabinet meeting held at Sde Boker Sunday to mark 40 years to the death of David Ben-Gurion, noted that Sunday was also 75 years since Kristallnacht.

Hamas recruits

Palestinian recruits

“It is very disturbing that precisely now we are witness to the phenomenon of swastikas and Nazi-style salutes on Palestinian networks,” Netanyahu said, referring to an incident last month when a Nazi flag was hoisted near Beit Umar in the West Bank between Halhoul and Gush Etzion, and to a military-style parade at Al-Quds university last week organized by the Islamic Jihad faction where students gave Hitler-style salutes.

“This is a direct result of the continued wild incitement against the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said. “This is not the way to achieve peace. Neither will peace be achieved by international pressure on Israel. No pressure will lead us to abandon our vital interests. An agreement will be achieved only when Israel receives an appropriate response regarding its vital interests, especially security, but also others which are part of our heritage and part of our future.”

Prime Minister Netanyahu in Sde Boker, November 10, 2013.

Prime Minister Netanyahu in Sde Boker, November 10, 2013. – Photo: Koby Gideon/GPO

Kerry said in an interview Thursday that the alternative to “getting back to the talks is the potential of chaos.

“I believe that if we do not resolve the issues between Palestinians and Israelis, if we do not find a way to find peace, there will be an increasing isolation of Israel, there will be an increasing campaign of de-legitimization of Israel that’s been taking place in an international basis,” he said.

He also said in that interview that the alternative to “getting back to the talks is the potential of chaos,” and then asked, “I mean, does Israel want a third intifada?”

 

View original Jerusalem Post publication at: http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/On-anniversary-of-Kristallnacht-PM-blasts-Palestinians-for-Nazi-flags-Hitler-style-salutes-331140

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  1. sander says:

    Before it is to late the Israeli government must give the Palestinian kidnappers and the Abbas government 1 day to release unharmed the 2 Jewish Israeli teens and the 1 American or the Israeli air force will demolish a Palestinian village every day passed the deadline.This president was set in WWII by the Allies who bombed the German cities and the U.S. who nuked Japan’s 2 cities.These acts resulted in an unconditional surrender of the enemy.It worked then and will work today.

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