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Israeli minister doubts US ability to survive, calls for finding new allies

February 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called on Wednesday for Israel to find new allies in light of his country’s “deteriorating” relations with the US, according to an Israeli newspaper.

Yedioth Ahronoth reported Lieberman observing that: “Our relations with the US are continuously deteriorating… Therefore, Israel has to start searching for other allies that share common interests.”

Lieberman pointed out that the Americans are facing several challenges right now. “They face the problems of North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Egypt and China,” he said. “They also have their own economic problems.”

The minister, who was recently acquitted of corruption charges and thus able to re-join the new Israeli government holding the same position as he had held before, also questioned: “Where is Israel’s position within the international arena?”