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April 15, 2013 1:02 am

US Jews’ Letter to Netanyahu Criticized by Israel’s Deputy FM

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Ze'ev Elkin. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Times of Israel – Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) dismissed on Sunday calls by US Jewish leaders urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take confidence-building steps to demonstrate Israel’s commitment to a two-state solution.

“The Israeli government’s first and foremost responsibility is the security of its citizens and ensuring the country’s future safety,” Elkin said. “Pressure from overseas should not guide the prime minster in his careful management of the diplomatic process.”

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