NETANYAHU SETS POLICY: WE WON’T MEET DIPLOMATS WHO MEET WITH BREAKING THE SILENCE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

NETANYAHU SETS POLICY: WE WON’T MEET DIPLOMATS WHO MEET WITH BREAKING THE SILENCE

Israeli-German relations took a turn for the worse on Tuesday, the day after Holocaust Remembrance Day, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a meeting with visiting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel because he insisted on meeting with far-Left NGO Breaking the Silence.

“Our relations with Germany are strong and they are important and they will continue,” Netanyahu said, explaining his decision to cancel the meeting with a senior representative of one of Israel’s most important friends in Europe.

My policy is clear: not to meet with diplomats who visit Israel and meet with organizations that defame IDF soldiers and try to prosecute our soldiers as war criminals, which diplomats would never consider doing in the United States, Britain or anywhere else,” he said. “Our soldiers are the basis of our existence. They are guarding us, and we will protect them.”

Netanyahu defended the policy, which recalls Jerusalem’s decision a decade ago not to meet foreign leaders in Israel if during their visit they met with Hamas representatives.

The prime minister said that he has led Israel’s foreign relations to “unprecedented prosperity” and that his is a “proud and assertive national policy, not out of weakness and with a bowed head.”

Gabriel, who diplomatic sources in Jerusalem said was warned before his arrival on Monday that a decision to meet the group would lead to a cancellation of his meeting with Netanyahu, said Netanyahu’s move was “not nice” and caught him by surprise, since he generally has an open relationship with the premier.

Sources in the Prime Minister’s Office said that, after the meeting was canceled, Gabriel, who is also Germany’s vice chancellor, refused to take a phone call from Netanyahu.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu is acting scared, because he understands that Breaking the Silence is a powerful witness to the brutal excesses of the IDF, including cold-blooded murder, against the Palestinians. Here's their website:

Breaking the Silence. Org

And German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, a word, please; whatever foreign aid your country is providing to Israel, I would suggest that it stops and immediately. People who tell the truth about their experience in the IDF should not be marginalised.

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