Ehud Barak: Political Situation in Israel Very Delicate

Israel 's current political situation is very delicate and everyone needs do their utmost to preserve it, Defense Minister Ehud Barak stressed Thursday.

"The attacks made by Israeli senior ministers against US attempts to further the political situation, and the scathing opposition against Palestinian Authority leaders greatly endangers our severely delicate political situation," Barak underlined, Jerusalem Post reports.

During the official state ceremony in honor of Jerusalem day Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "We will continue to build and be built in Jerusalem. We will continue to develop, plan and create in Jerusalem. We cannot develop in a divided city."

"These comments harm Israel's interests, both with regard to the United States and to the international community," Barak said in Thursday's statement. "These remarks make Israel look like it refuses to make peace and to erode Israel's international reputation.", Jewish Telegraphic Agency informs.

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