Watch: Netanyahu lashes back at Dutch MP snub
Prime Minister Netanyahu responded to Dutch Muslim Parliament Member Kuzu’s refusal to shake his hand.
Prime Minister Netanyahu struck back after Dutch Parliament member Tunahan Kuzurefused to shake his hand earlier today.
“We again saw today a clear example of who wants peace and who doesn’t. I will continue to represent Israel’s position with pride throughout the world and to strengthen its international standing. As (the late Likud) Prime Minister Menachem Begin once said, “he who snubs his nose will remain with a snubbed nose,” the Prime Minister said.
Kuzu, a former member of the Dutch Labor Party, is aligned with the DENK immigrant advocacy movement.
When Netanyahu offered his hand to the Turkish-born Kuzu, the MP refused, leading the Prime Minister to make an about-face, turning his back on Kuzu.
According to the Dutch NU.nl news website, Kuzu also wore a button bearing the PLO flag.
On Facebook, Kuzu explained his actions, condemning
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