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Israel PM rejects Kerry's boycott warning

Published on Feb 2, 2014 10:49 PM
 
 Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, on Feb 2, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, Feb 2, 2014, rejected remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry warning of a growing boycott threat against the Jewish state if peace talks fail. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry warning of a growing boycott threat against the Jewish state if peace talks fail.

"Attempts to impose a boycott on the State of Israel are immoral and unjust. Moreover, they will not achieve their goal," he said at the weekly cabinet meeting.

"Second, no pressure will cause me to concede the vital interests of the State of Israel, especially the security of Israel's citizens. For both of these reasons, threats to boycott the State of Israel will not achieve their goal."

Netanyahu's remarks came a day after Kerry warned of the potential economic impact on Israel.

 
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