Israeli PM: US Easy to Manipulate
Netanyahu talks about undermining Oslo accords in old video
By Kevin Spak, Newser User | Suggested by WhatTha.
Posted Jul 19, 2010 11:10 AM CDT
Loading... Please wait

(Newser) – A tape has surfaced in which Benjamin Netanyahu, current prime minister of Israel, brags about how easy the US is to manipulate. In the video, which was shot in 2001, the then-out-of-office Netanyahu speaks bluntly with a group of West Bank settlers about how he had undermined the Palestinian peace process, Al Jazeera reports. “I know what America is,” he said. “America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. They won’t get in the way.”

He described how he’d undermined the 1993 Oslo accords. He promised Bill Clinton he’d honor the agreement, but didn't intend to. “I’m going to interpret the accords in such a way that would allow me to put an end to this galloping forward to the ’67 borders,” he said. “As far as I’m concerned, the entire Jordan Valley is a defined military zone. Go argue.” The video aired on Israeli TV on Friday, and has caused an uproar, the Washington Post reports, with one commentator saying it should be "banned for viewing by children so as not to corrupt them."

View 1 image
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Israeli PM: US Easy to Manipulate is...
18%
7%
3%
15%
5%
52%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 85 comments
Leo Sigh
Oct 29, 2010 2:03 AM CDT
America will wake up to what Israel is doing eventually and to what an evil man Netanyahu is. By that time though, it may already be too late, as they'll already have been pulled down to third world status by this illegitimate country.
helbutgraffen
Jul 31, 2010 10:03 PM CDT
it is a dangerous mistake for israel to take us in the USA for granted and determine how we would react or act if the strike iran or any other country. israel must take responsibility for it's own wars or have its god fight for it
BobSanDiego
Jul 20, 2010 7:40 PM CDT
Netanyahu is a very dangerous man who views America as a resource only. He hates Americans. He lies easier than Rove. If he says it, it's a lie. Evil incarnate, not good for Israel or America.