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(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that supporters of democracy should be strengthened the world over, speaking at an event marking 25 years since Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky arrived in Israel.
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"Supporters of democracy should be strengthened not only in the Arab world, but also particularly in Iran," Netanyahu said.
Iran, he said, "is trying to exploit the earthquake destabilizing the
entire area between Afghanistan to the Maghreb (North Africa) and it is
trying to destroy the advancement of reform and democracy, to turn off
the lights and bring about a dark age like in Tehran," Army Radio
The prime minister continued, "The foundations of democracy are stronger, like the strong foundations of peace."
He said, "We all want to freedom and democracy flower in the Arab
world," not tyrannical regimes that trample on human rights, curb
democratic reforms and constitute a danger to peace.
"Nothing would please us more than the advancement of democracy in our
region," he said. "It's good for peace, prosperity and security."