At the meeting of the parliamentary faction «Likud» Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the criticism and also addressed the foreign policy activity of the government of Israel.
The Prime Minister said that «there are those who spilling my guts, and there are those who oppose pressure on Israel.» «A few days ago in the U.S. the report was published, according to which Israel ranks eighth in the world in terms of military power and international relations», — said the head of government.
In that speech, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to the report of US News & World Report, announced at the world economic forum in Davos in early January. The report included data for 60 countries in the world that were ranked based on an assessment of a number of points, and «military power» was just one indicator. In the overall ranking, which takes into account the popularity of the country as a tourist destination, the conditions for doing business and the standard of living, Israel took the 25th place, behind Russia (24), Portugal (23) India (22) Thailand (21) and ahead of countries such as Mexico (26) Malaysia (28), Saudi Arabia (29), Turkey (30).
Thus, the Chapter commented on the meeting held this morning at the Knesset at the initiative of the leaders of the opposition parties of Yair Lapid («Yesh Atid») and Avigdor Liberman («Israel Our home»). The meeting was devoted to the status of Israel in the international arena and severe crisis, in which resides the foreign Ministry. In the message the press-services «Yesh Atid» and NDI this meeting is called emergency.