"As far as those leading the boycott calls are concerned, the settlements in Judea and Samaria [West Bank] are not the focus of the conflict, but rather our settlements in Tel Aviv and Jaffa, in Haifa and Jerusalem," Netanyahu told ministers at the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.
"At the same time that we are trying to advance a diplomatic process, the Palestinians are pushing forward with steps against us in the United Nations and at the International Criminal Court in The Hague," Netanyahu said.
"They are running away from negotiations, and then pushing sanctions and resolutions against us in the Security Council, on the basis of the fact that there are no negotiations. They are running away to everyone, and then leveling accusations. It saddens me that there are those who fall into this trap of organized hypocrisy."
Before the meeting, Ofir Akunis, a minister from Netanyahu's Likud party, said that Israel was facing an "anti-Jewish wave" that only a united Israel could stave off. [Not healthy for Jews to believe this.]
"If anyone thanks this is an argument about Judea and Samaria, then they are wrong," Akunis said. "What we need to do now is put aside our internal political differences. One way to combat this wave of anti-Semitism [Zionist invention] is by forming a unity government. [Pax Khazarica]
Reality demands it and I would like us to move toward such a government. It would be very efficient in the face of increasing international pressure. We all know France is advancing a UN resolution to recognize a Palestinian state. A unity government is needed to block such unilateral decisions."
At the cabinet meeting, Netanyahu also told the ministers that Israel holds Hamas [Zionist boogeyman] responsible for all rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory and lamented the lack of outcry from the world.
"I haven't heard any official in the international community condemn this fire," Netanyahu said, referring to the recent spate of sporadic rockets [Zionist false flag], including one that exploded the evening before in an open area in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.
However, in a statement released Thursday night by the UN, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the rocket fire: "The Secretary-General condemns the firing of rockets by militants from Gaza towards Israel on 3 June. He calls on all parties to avoid further escalation and prevent incidents that jeopardize the lives of Israeli and Palestinian civilians."[Don't blame "Israel" when the boogeyman has been warned]
Israel in drive to stop EU labeling directives
Earlier Sunday, Haaretz reported that Israel has launched intensive diplomatic efforts to try and stop, or at least postpone, a planned European Union directive to label goods that originate in West Bank settlements, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, according to senior officials. [A Monsanto tactic]
The three officials, who asked not to be identified because of the diplomatic sensitivity, told Haaretz that the Foreign Ministry was leading the efforts through Israeli embassies in Europe, and especially through its mission to the EU in Brussels. According to the officials, the labeling of the products has been the main issue on the Foreign Ministry’s agenda over recent weeks.
The diplomatic efforts began after the most recent meeting of the EU foreign ministers on May 18. After the meeting, the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem received information that the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, had told EU ministers she intended to press ahead on the process of labeling goods produced in the settlements and would publish directives soon.
Over the past two weeks, Israel’s ambassador to the EU, David Walzer, and his deputy, Ronen Gil-Or, have been in contact with the 28 European commissioners who will apparently vote on labeling the products that are marketed in European grocery chains.
Walzer and Gil-Or are focusing their efforts in particular on seven commissioners within whose purview the issue of labeling the products also falls.
The Israeli diplomats are trying to persuade the commissioners to vote against the decision, or at least to postpone it as much as possible, arguing that the current timing is not suitable for such a decision.
The Foreign Ministry hopes that if it is able to persuade at least four out of the seven relevant commissioners, the decision will at least be postponed.