Netanyahu on 9/11: Israel stands shoulder-to-shoulder with ‘greatest ally’ US
Steinitz says Netanyahu’s “ethnic cleansing” raised serious problem in PA propaganda.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Sunday’s cabinet meeting by remembering 9/11, and saying that Israel stands shoulder-to-shoulder with “our greatest ally, the United States of America.”
Netanyahu said Israel also stands with other international partners in “the battle against militant Islamic terrorism that spreads its fear, dread and murder around the world. Our memories are long, our determination is boundless.”
The premier said that civilized societies “must band together to defeat these forces of darkness,” adding that “I’m sure we will.” He made his comment about 9/11 both in Hebrew and English, something rarely done at the start of cabinet meetings.
Netanyahu said that the battle against terrorism is also taking place in social media, and that a senior delegation from Facebook has arrived in the country in recent days with the goal of “improving the cooperation against incitement on social media toward terrorism and murder.”
The premier did not relate in his opening comments to the furor a two-minute video he uploaded on his own Facebook page on Friday triggered over the weekend that expressed outrage at the world’s apparent acquiescence in the Palestinians demand that a future Palestinian state be free of Jews.
“There’s a phrase for this demand,” he said. “It’s called ethnic cleansing.”
After the comments were roundly condemned by the State department, as well as some opposition Mks, National Infrastructure, Energy
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