Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is said to have told Likud lawmakers during today’s faction meeting that strong countries are able to occupy other nations without repercussions.
“Power is the most important thing in foreign policy,” Army Radio quotes Netanyahu as saying.
“‘Occupation'” is nonsense,” he adds, scoffing at international characterization of Israel’s control over the Palestinians.
“There are powerful states that have occupied and transferred populations, and no one talks about them.”
“Strength changes everything and it changes our policy vis-a-vis countries in the Arab world,” he says, suggesting that the more powerful Israel gets, the less the world will care about its treatment of the Palestinians.