Why Blame the German Foreign Minister?
Under no circumstances can Israel accept the meeting of the visiting German Foreign Minister with a radical leftist organization whose entire purpose is to portray Israel as an immoral, occupying state. Clearly, Netanyahu was right in refusing to meet with him.
The problem is that Netanyahu himself frequently explains that we are occupiers in our Land and if we only had a suitable ‘partner’, we will ‘return’ the land to the ‘nation’ to which it belongs.
This is not merely lip service. Just a few weeks ago, the Netanyahu government destroyed an entire settlement after adopting the claim that it was built on occupied land.
So how can we blame the German Foreign Minister, if all that he is doing is echoing the implicit statement of the Israeli government?