Jerusalem, Agencies - Economy Minister and Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday, after the top American diplomat warned against increasing boycotts on Israel if the peace process failed.
"Friends, let us be clear to all of the advice givers: Never has a nation abandoned their land because of economic threats. We are not different," Bennett claimed in a statement.
Only security will bring economic stability,” he said.
Earlier on Saturday, at the Munich security conference, Kerry cautioned against allowing the peace talks to fail. "The risks are very high for Israel. People are talking about boycott. That will intensify in the case of failure," he said.
I am hopeful and we will keep working on an agreement, " Kerry said. "I believe in the possibility or I wouldn't pursue this, I don't think we're being quixotic ... We're working hard because the consequences of failure are unacceptable."