Netanyahu calls for new trade pact between US and EU

The Israeli prime minister called for an international trade agreement between the United States and the European Union, and said he would not be satisfied until there is one.

“The Europeans have been very patient, they have been listening to us and they have given us some answers,” Netanyahu told the Israel Hayom newspaper, adding that he wants a deal by June or July.

“The European Union is not willing to give up any territory.”

He also called for a new trade agreement with the US.

Netanyahu made the comments on Monday as he spoke at a ceremony marking the completion of a second phase of construction of the world’s largest artificial reef in the Mediterranean Sea, which was built with $4.6 billion in US taxpayer money.

The new $1.5 billion project is expected to bring an estimated 300,000 jobs to the area.