Israel summons four envoys over European criticism of Israeli construction

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman summoned four European envoys to Israel on Friday. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Friday summoned ambassadors to Israel from Britain, France, Italy, and Spain, in response to those countries’ reprimanding of Israeli envoys for the Jewish state’s announcement of the planned construction of 1,400 new residential units beyond the 1967 lines.

"Our ambassadors to the EU are now called in because of this, the construction of a few houses,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “When did the EU call in the Palestinian ambassadors to complain about the incitement that calls for Israel’s destruction?”  

“I think it’s time to stop this hypocrisy,” Netanyahu added. “I think it’s time to inject some balance and fairness into this discussion.” 

Posted on January 17, 2014 .