Netanyahu: Our people would be the victims of massacre without the IDF

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May 5, 2014 11:30

 
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu paid his respects to Israel's fallen soldiers at the official Remembrance Day ceremony at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl on Monday.

"There is no pain in the world that surpasses the pain of parents who learn that their children have been killed," Netanyahu stated.

Having lost his brother Yoni during military service, Netanyahu said that he had seen his own parents hit with this loss.

"In the generations before the state was founded our blood was spilled, but that was purposeless, whereas here in Israel the medicine for the pain is the understanding of our purpose," Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu cited the deaths of tens of thousands in Syria as a possible fate of the Jews without the existence of the state of Israel and the IDF.

"A few kilometers north of Jerusalem a massacre is occurring that has killed tens of thousands that do not have the power to defend themselves. Who would doubt that that would be our fate without the IDF. The IDF is the only thing that separates us from the massacres that our people knew in the past," he said.

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