Netanyahu: Israel prevents radical Islam from overrunning the region

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that so far Iran opts to be a cause, with the Arabs being their first casualty.

October 14, 2018 19:57
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the Palestinian Authority for persecuting Christians, he said, noting that they composed 80% of the population of Bethlehem when Israel handed the city to the PA, and are now only 20%. 

Speaking at the Christian Media Conference held in Jerusalem on Sunday evening, Netanyahu welcomed the reporters to Jerusalem, "the eternal capital of Israel," and joked that anyone who questions the connection between the city and the Jewish people should only "take a shovel, put it in the ground, see what you get."

The prime minister addressed a variety of issues, from the historical decision by US President Donald Trump to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem to the complex history of the Holy Land, and even Iran.

Calling the decision made by Trump historic and bold, Netanyahu said Trump "corrected a historical wrong," and that he "deserves a round of applause."

"Where did Jesus overturn the money changer's tables?" Netanyahu asked rhetorically, when discussing the historical connection between Jerusalem and the Jewish nation. "In Tibet?"

Netanyahu quoted former US State Secretary Henry Kissinger, who said that Iran must choose between being a country or a cause. The prime minister stated that so far, Iran opts to be a cause, with the Arabs being their first casualty.

He added that Israel is fighting the Iranian take-over of Syria and that for Iran, "Israel is the small Satan," with Europe being "a medium Satan" and the US "the great Satan."

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