Israeli foreign minister calls Erdogan 'anti-Semitic bully'

January 14, 2015 4:18 PM

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Israeli foreign minister calls Erdogan 'anti-Semitic bully'

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's foreign minister called Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan an "anti-Semitic bully" in a meeting with Israeli ambassadors on Wednesday and said Europe was being cowardly in not taking him on.

In an address to Israeli envoys based in Europe and Asia, Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of far-right party Yisrael Beitenu, was withering about Erdogan, a staunch critic of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians.

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