Israel has told the EU to fix its own problems before pressuring the Jewish state to reach an agreement with the Palestinians. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman surprised visiting Spanish and French counterparts by telling them late Sunday that they should solve Europe's problems before giving advice to Israel.
"Solve your own problems in Europe before you come to us with complaints. Maybe then I will be open to accepting your suggestions," Lieberman was quoted as saying. The far right minister added that he expects the European Union to solve the crisis in Kosovo and the conflict in Cyprus.After the meeting, the Israeli minister voiced his strong support for the bill which obliges all citizenship applicants to promise loyalty to Israel as "a Jewish and democratic state."