US stance on construction in Jerusalem isn’t new or acceptable: PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, on the third day of his four day-trip to Africa, made an official visit to Rwanda on Wednesday during which he visited the memorial for the victims of the country's 1994 genocide and met with President Paul Kagame. The two leaders held private talks on a range of topics including military affairs and security, energy, infrastructure, cyber defense, agriculture and water resources. In a speech that he gave following the meeting, he referred to this week's criticism by the US of Israel's plan to build new homes in Jerusalem and Maale Adumim, saying, "We are familiar with the American stance, it's not new and it's not acceptable to us. The building in Jerusalem and the building in Maale Adumim, with all due respect, is not what is distancing peace. What is preventing peace is, first of all, the continuous incitement against the existence of the state of Israel." He added, "In Rwanda, the UN peacekeeping forces couldn't keep the peace and did not answer the urgent calls for salvation from the approaching genocide. They fled. We can't outsource our safety."

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