JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that Israel faces an "international campaign to blacken its name" aimed at delegitimizing its very existence.
Netanyahu said the campaign does not target Israel based on its policies regarding the Palestinians but "seeks to deny our very right to live here."
He told his cabinet Sunday that Israel was being disproportionally singled out by the international community. The world is mostly silent on countries with serious human rights violations while protesting Israel, he said.
Netanyahu warned that although attempts by the Palestinians to suspend Israel from world soccer this weekend were rebuffed, efforts to boycott Israel continue.
Palestinians accelerated their campaign to boycott Israel and Israeli-made products after peace talks collapsed last year.