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Hot mic recording of Israeli Prime Minister making bombshell revelations leaked: Netanyahu turns his guns on EU, Iran

His anger against the European Union

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JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu was caught making shocking accusations and bombshell revelations in a closed-door meeting, but forgot to turn off his microphone, leading to the entire conversation leaking to the world - as all of his statements were captured by journalists waiting for comments outside.  

The Prime Minister was holding a meeting with leaders of the Visegard Group that include the prime ministers of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic in Budapest.

However, as he revealed his anger against the European Union, for allegedly trying to undermine Israel, his comments were captured and reports revealed that he was heard saying that the bloc would wither and die unless it changed its attitude towards his country.

Netanyahu was also heard saying, “I think Europe has to decide if it wants to live and thrive or if it wants to shrivel and disappear. I am not very politically correct. I know that’s a shock to some of you. It’s a joke. But the truth is the truth – both about Europe’s security and Europe’s economic future. Both of these concerns mandate a different policy toward Israel.”

He added, “The European Union is the only association of countries in the world that conditions the relations with Israel, which produces technology in every area, on political conditions. The only ones! Nobody does it. It's insane. It's against Europe's interests.”

He also said, “I suggest that first and foremost you help us and Europe speed up [the formation of] agreements with Israel, and that you pass a message to your colleagues in Europe on how to help Europe. Everything [Israel can offer] is at your disposal, in any field. Stop attacking Israel. Support it. Europe is disengaging itself from the world's biggest innovation hub. There's no sense [to that]. Europe is undermining its own security by undermining Israel.”

He also attacked the former U.S. administration in the conversation with European leaders.

Commenting on the change in the U.S. administration, Netanyahu attacked former U.S. President Barack Obama, implying that he approved of the new tone set at the White House by U.S. President Donald Trump and said, ''We had a big problem with the United States. It's different now. There's a renewed American presence in the region [Syria and the Middle East at large] and more bombings. That's positive.” 

However, in a bigger revelation, Netanyahu was reportedly heard admitting to previous Israeli strikes against Iranian-backed groups in the region. 

Israel, that has multiple times in the past, raised concerns that Iran was entrenching its stronghold in the region by providing its proxies military help that can be used against the Jewish state, was depicted as being wary of Tehran's collaboration with Lebanon-based, Shi'ite resistance organization Hezbollah. 

Netanyahu reportedly said, “I told Putin - if we see Iran by our border passing weapon to Hezbollah, we'll take military action. We've done this [in the past] a dozen times,” referencing Israeli air strikes on Hezbollah military targets in retaliation for the group's attempt to arm up, which constitutes a grave security risk to Israel. 

Israeli journalists covering the trip later said that the connection was cut off after it was discovered that the earpiece-clad reporters could hear everything the prime minister was saying. 

So far, the Prime Minister's Office has not made any official comments on these statements that were erroneously leaked to the media.

Netanyahu’s comments come as problems for the embattled leader back home are spiralling as he is under investigation in two police inquiries.

The statements also come amid an escalating corruption scandal involving his government over the purchase of German submarines.


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