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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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