Netanyahu to Israel's neighbors: Stop idolizing murderers, that's not how you make peace

April 22, 2015 13:39
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu honored Israel's victims of terrorism at a Remembrance Day ceremony at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl on Wednesday.

Netanyahu said that terrorists do not distinguish between civilians and soldiers, between those at the front and those on the homefront, or between Jews and non-Jews. "There hatred is blind, for them we are all targets," he said.

"While they try to take life, we add life," the prime minister said.

Netanyahu listed some of the terror attacks that have taken place in the last year, including the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in Gush Etzion, the slaughter of five people at a synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof and a slate of vehicular terror attacks in the capital.

He said that the Islamist extremism that motivates the attacks has made its way to Europe, where attacks against Jews, such as that which killed four at the Hyper Cacher kosher deli in Paris, have become more frequent.

Israel admires humanity, however,  "Many of our neighbors are not like this. They admire murderers. The more they murder, the more they admire them," he said.

The prime minister called on Israel's neighbors to "stop the incitement and the admiring of murderers, that's not how you make peace."

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