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2023-02-01T04:41:31.492Z


The Prime Minister refused to reveal in an interview with CNN whether Israel was behind the attack on the weapons manufacturing plant in Isfahan and added that we will do what is necessary to stop the Iranians from obtaining certain weapons. Against the background of the security situation, he claimed that Israel is open to negotiations with the Palestinians at any time


In video: Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken (Walla system!)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said tonight (Wednesday) in an interview with the CNN network that Israel is open to negotiations with the Palestinians at any time.

This is against the background of the security situation in the last week, the attacks in Jerusalem and the events in Jenin, which ignited riots in Judea and Samaria.

Netanyahu also said that he was asked in February of last year to mediate between Russia and Ukraine, shortly after the Russian invasion of the Crimean Peninsula.

According to him, he refused because he served as the chairman of the opposition at the time. He would also be willing to mediate if asked to do so.



During his interview with the American News Network, Netanyahu refused to reveal whether Israel was behind the attack last Saturday night at a weapons manufacturing plant in Iran. "I never Talking about specific promotions.

Every time there is an explosion in the Middle East, Israel is blamed or held responsible - sometimes it's us and sometimes not."



Netanyahu went on to say that Israel will do what is necessary to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

"If you have rogue regimes that are going to get nuclear weapons, you can sign 100 agreements with them and it won't help," he told the interviewer.

"I think the only way you can stop or prevent the acquisition of nuclear weapons is a combination of crippling economic sanctions, but the most important thing is an actual military threat."

The prime minister was asked about the concerns of the Biden administration, according to which the settlements in Judea and Samaria could worsen relations with the Palestinians.

In response, he pointed to the success of the Abraham Accords, which normalized relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco.

"I went directly to Arab countries and formulated a new concept of peace. I forged four historic peace agreements within the framework of the Abraham Accords, which is twice the number of peace agreements made by my predecessors in the last 70 years," he claimed.



According to Netanyahu, he is ready for the Palestinian Authority to have all the powers it will need in order for them to govern themselves in the PA's territories.

"But none of the superpowers can threaten us and that means that Israel should have the ultimate security responsibility," he added.

He also refused to agree with the concern of the United States, according to which the expansion of settlements in Judea and Samaria would harm the chances of peace with the Palestinians.

Another issue that came up in the conversation was the matter of the right-wing coalition and its member ministers, some of whom have spoken out in the past against women and the LGBT community. Netanyahu dismissed the concerns that arose and claimed that he "has both hands on the wheel." Regarding the controversial statements of Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, he replied that Many people say many things when they are not in power. "They balance themselves when they get the power in their hands, and that is certainly the case here," he said.



During the interview, Netanyahu rejected several times the criticism of the reform of the judicial system, initiated by Justice Minister Yariv Levin, and said that he Believes in changes "that will strengthen democracy". According to him, there is no truth in the claims that he supports reform following his indictments. "It's a lie.

None of the reforms we are talking about has anything to do with my trial," he claimed.

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In the background of Netanyahu's interview, the visit of American foreign minister Anthony Blinken to Israel took place this week.

He met with the Prime Minister in his office in Jerusalem.

Immediately upon his arrival, Blinken called for a calm in the security situation: "All parties should act to restore calm and stop the violence and escalation that resulted in the loss of Israeli and Palestinian lives."



After their meeting, the Prime Minister said that Israel and the United States have "common interests and also common values. We are two strong democracies, and I assure you that we will remain two strong democracies."

Netanyahu said these things in the context of the concern expressed by the American administration regarding his plan to weaken the judicial system.

Blinken referred to the Netanyahu government's plan and said that "building a consensus for new proposals is the best way to make sure they are adopted and last."



Blinken added that "what makes our partnership so strong is the shared interests and shared values ​​- and especially support for democratic institutions and values, safeguarding human rights, safeguarding minority rights, safeguarding the rule of law, freedom of the press and a strong civil society. We recently saw how strong the society Civil society in Israel is vibrant."

This is the most significant public statement so far on the part of the Biden administration regarding the government's plan to weaken the justice system.

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