Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert last night once again attacked the current Israeli government over its attitude towards the United States.
Olmert, who spoke at a lawyers’ conference in Tel Aviv, addressed in particular the tense meeting between MKs from the Land of Israel Lobby and the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro. Channel 2 News reported on Wednesday that the Land of Israel Lobby had issued an apology to Shapiro, after MKs who participated in the meeting delivered tough comments about the U.S.-Israel relationship and the American role in peace talks.
As expected, Olmert blasted the MKs over their behavior, saying, “To say that the U.S. does not support Israel is hallucinatory.”
“The U.S. administration is cutting back its army, but not one cent of the aid given to Israel is being cut,” he continued. “Are these our enemies? It’s time that the people of Israel say thank you to the United States.” Read more at Arutz 7.