Netanyahu offers words of reassurance before Rosh Hashana holiday

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 2, 2013 18:22

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered words of reassurance during a time of regional upheaval while speaking at Monday's ceremony dedicating the new Golani interchange.

"Our state is peaceful, certain of the strength of the IDF and sure in itself because it knows that it can defend itself," Netanyahu said.

Tensions have run high in recent days as Israel continues to follow the ongoing violence in neighboring Syria.

But the Prime Minister promised to protect Israel and urged Israelis to enjoy the up coming Rosh Hashana holiday.

"I will not allow anyone to harm the state of Israel," he said. "I ask you to go out and enjoy the holiday and if someone thinks of harming the tranquility of the holiday, he knows what awaits him."

In light of the completion of the new interchange, Netanyahu opted to highlight Israel's progress compared to it's bordering countries.

"While they shoot at each other, we build for each other," the Prime Minister said.

The newly dedicated Golani interchange is part of a massive 27.5 billion project aimed at creating a highway network connecting the country from Kiryat Shemona in the north to Eilat in the south.

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