Netanyahu defends controversial Israel-Germany submarine deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on Israel’s controversial submarine deal with a German company and said that the only consideration that guided him during the negotiations was ensuring Israel’s security. “This is only consideration that always guides me and nothing else,” added Netanyahu.
Netanyahu Photo credit: Mark Neiman/GPO

About a week after Israel’s submarine deal with a German company sparked outrage, Netanyahu commented again today (Sunday) on the contrast of interest allegations against his lawyer. “All of the discussions regarding the submarine deal were documented, authorized and transparent,” said Netanyahu in the beginning of his meeting today with the Likud ministers.

“As prime minister, I dedicate the majority of my time to ensuring Israel’s security,” added Netanyahu. “Israel’s security depends on the purchase of the submarines.”

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“These are weapon systems that ensure Israel’s future and I’m telling you, they will ensure Israel’s existence for the next few decades,” continued Netanyahu. In addition, Netanyahu said that the only principle that guided him during the negotiations was ensuring Israel’s security. “This is only consideration that always guides me and nothing else,” continued Netanyahu.

JOL reported recently that Education Minister Naftali Bennett defended Netanyahu in regards to the controversial deal between Israel and the German company that was represented by the Israeli prime minister’s personal lawyer.


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