PM says not concerned US could withhold UN veto

The Times of Israel asks Netanyahu whether he’s afraid the US could withdraw its automatic vetoes of UN resolutions against Israel.

In his response, the prime minister says it has been Washington’s “longstanding” policy to exercise its veto right.

He goes on to quote a speech by Barack Obama in which the US president said peace won’t come through speeches.

“I agree with that,” Netanyahu says.

Asked whether Hezbollah poses a threat to Israel, he says the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, “knows very well why he’s in a bunker.”

Raphael Ahren

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