Front Page Mag: On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu adopted a new strategy for managing Israel’s diplomatic relations with the West. Long in the making and increasingly urgent, Israel’s new strategy is very simple.
Foreign governments can either treat Israel in accordance with international diplomatic norms of behavior, or they can continue to discriminate against Israel.
On Monday, after his repeated requests for Germany’s visiting Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel to cancel his plans to meet with Breaking the Silence and B’Tselem, Netanyahu gave Gabriel an ultimatum. Gabriel could meet with Netanyahu, or he could meet with Breaking the Silence.
Gabriel refused to cancel his meeting with Breaking the Silence. So Netanyahu canceled their meeting. more …
Opinion: That Sigmar Gabriel met with an EU-funded group dedicated to accusing IDF soldiers of war crimes against Palestinians while in Israel, was nothing more than veiled anti-Semitism and political intimidation.
Had Netanyahu met with Gabriel, it would have been as foolish as the President of the United States meeting with an anti-police group like Black Lives Matter.
Oh wait, Barack Obama did that on July 13, 2016:
Or even worse it would be as foolish as President Trump attending the Correspondents Dinner where a Muslim comedian opened with “The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow” to applause from the progressive left media, including Fox News.
But neither one happened, because neither Netanyahu or Trump are fools.