“You haven't made a single step to advance peace.” These are the words spat out by an allegedly furious Angela Merkel at a presumably flabbergasted Binyamin Netanyahu during a recent telephone conversation (‘Merkel rebukes Israeli PM Netanyahu for failing to advance peace’, 25 February).
After declaring and sticking to a ten-month moratorium on settlement building aimed at restarting the peace process (which the Palestinians ignored), this accusation must have come as a bit of a shock to the Israeli prime minister.
Moreover, one wonders what exactly Frau Merkel is doing to advance peace when her country votes for UN resolutions sponsored by Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon.
JACOB CAMPBELL, York
Press Officer, UKIP Friends of Israel