Netanyahu touts ‘building alliances’ in light of tensions with Obama

Amid continuing tensions with the White House and concern about diplomatic isolation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underlined during a speech Tuesday the importance of “bridge building” with countries both near and far.

“Build alliances,” he said toward the end of a lengthy, hour-long address at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya Conference. “Every state needs alliances.”

“Superpowers need alliances,” he continued. “A small state like Israel definitely needs alliances, definitely.”


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