A private conversation between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and four central and eastern European leaders was accidently transmitted to journalists outside of the meeting, when Netanyahu forgot to remove a microphone he was wearing.
Israeli Premier was speaking with the leaders of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic on Wednesday, discussing the future of the European Union, the EU’s ties with Israel, the Trump administration, and Israeli concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear aspirations.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister seemed to criticize former US President Barack Obama, saying that the “big problem” with the US was no longer there.
“We had a big problem with the United States. It’s different now. There’s a renewed American presence in the region and more bombings. That’s positive.”
Netanyahu also slammed the European Union, saying that the 28-state body’s policy towards Israel was “insane”.
“The European Union is the only union that determines its relations with Israel, which provides technology in every area, on political conditions. No one does that. It's insane. It’s absolutely crazy. And it's against Europe's interests.”
The rest of the world, insisted, Netanyahu, does not impose such arbitrary rules.
“We have a special relationship with China – and they don’t care about these political issues.” READ MORE