US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in recent weeks that Israel may be confronted with an international deligitimization campaign "on steroids" if renewed peace talks with the Palestinians fail to bear fruit, journalist Jeffery Goldberg reported on Tuesday in his Bloomberg view column.
Goldberg quoted anonymous officials as saying Kerry believes that Netanyahu fears deligitimization to the same degree that he fears Iran's nuclear program.Netanyahu is not only concerned that the delegitimization campaign could hurt Israel's eceonomy through boycotts, "he is said to be even more worried that this campaign will erode Israel's ability to defend itself," according to Goldberg.