The Jerusalem Post annual conference: 7 Israeli ministers will meet you there!
Netanyahu: The US is our greatest ally in commitment to democracy and freedom
By
January 14, 2014 16:44



Netanyahu focused on Israel's democratic roots and its friendship with the United States at the 65th anniversary of the Knesset on Tuesday.



"The US is our greatest ally, with a friendship based on shared values and a commitment to democracy and freedom," he said.



"We shouldn't take for granted that in 1949 leaderschose democracy. This was a time of emergency and war," he added. "Leaders had no doubt that Israel must be a democracy, which has deep roots in the Jewish tradition."



He also mentioned the great meaning in the fact that the Knesset opened its doors to the public on Tu B'Shvat - a day symbolizing "putting down roots in our homeland."

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
February 26, 2017
Jewish cemetery vandalized in Philadelphia

By JPOST.COM STAFF

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 10 - 23
    Beer Sheva
    11 - 20
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 13 - 21
    Jerusalem
    11 - 21
    Haifa
  • 16 - 30
    Elat
    12 - 24
    Tiberias