Ettinger: Israel Must Be Defiant; 'US Doesn't Want a Wimp Ally'

Yoram Ettinger, former consul general in the US, said the American government does not want a wimp as an ally in the region

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Yoni Kempinski, | updated: 23:12

Yoram Ettinger
Yoram Ettinger
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The United States does not want Israel to be a ”wimp in the Middle East” and expects the Jewish State to be defiant, according to Yoram Ettinger, former Israeli Minister for Congressional Affairs and Consul General, an office which was the level of ambassador.

He spoke with Arutz Sheva TV following reports that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu asked permission from the Obama government to build 700 housing units in Jerusalem. In the above video, Ettinger states that “respect to Israel is upgraded as a result of defiance,” as has been demonstrated in previous disputes between Jerusalem and Washington.

He also reiterated what he calls "the demographic lie” that claims that the demographic forecast of an Arab majority in Israel is a justified reason for the establishment of a Palestinian state.