Bennett: “US Intrusion In IDF Rules Of Fire Is Unacceptable Precedent”

Naftali Bennett. (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)

Alternate Prime Minister Naftali Bennett slammed US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides for US officials’ pressure on Israel to amend its rules of engagement in the wake of a report on the death of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu-Akleh.

“The IDF is the most moral army in the world,” Bennett asserted. “I’m not willing to lose soldiers in vain. The American intervention in the IDF’s rules of engagement is a dangerous and unacceptable precedent.”

“The open-fire rules of our soldiers will be determined by IDF commanders, detached from any pressure, internal or external.”

“This is the truth: at any given moment there are Palestinian terrorists trying to murder Israelis. Not the other way around. Our hands aren’t light on the trigger but the moral directive is to harm terrorists in order to save human lives.”

“As prime minister, I gave full backing to our soldiers and I expect our friends around the world not to preach morality to us but to back us in our war on terror.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Nides is a lowlife self hating muschus Jew who spit on the Torah Hakadosha and intermarried a shiktza. A wicked evil Obamanik. Just another Dan Shapiro.

  2. If they want to lecture about open-fire rules or being trigger happy they should do so to every single police force around the world, but foremost US ones. How many unarmed people have been shot by US police?

  3. Tom Nides is another kapo as are all the American ambassadors to Israel.

    Remember Daniel C. Kurtzer, George W. Bush’s ambassador to Israel? Kurtzer is a YU graduate and a Modern Orthodox Jew, and he was caught roaming around many religious settlements, pen and yellow pad in hand as well as a camera, taking down names and other information and flashing pictures. After Kurtzer did his unsolicited gumshoeing, he would send all the information to Washington and the Israeli prime minister’s office demanding that the settlements be immediately destroyed, and the settlers arrested. A COMPLETE RASHA.

    NEVER trust the American ambassador to Israel.