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Israel Will Endure

November 7, 2017
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Recognizing the Jewish State


“We expect everyone who talks about a peace process to recognize the State of Israel and, of course, to recognize a Jewish state. We are not prepared to accept bogus reconciliations in which the Palestinian side apparently reconciles at the expense of our existence. Whoever wants to make such a reconciliation, our understanding is very clear: Recognize the State of Israel, disband the Hamas military arm, sever the connection with Iran, which calls for our destruction, and so on and so forth. Even these very clear things must be clearly stated.”

—PM Netanyahu speaking in Ma’ale Adumim


“As long as there is occupation on the ground, our people have the right to possess weapons and resist the occupation with all forms of resistance.” In a gesture to Abbas, he said Hamas will not go back to war against Israel unilaterally. “We are ready to negotiate with the Palestinian factions and Fatah on unifying the decision of peace and war.”

—Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas leader speaking in a television interview


“Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognition of the State of Israel, acceptance of previous agreements and obligations between the parties, and peaceful negotiations.”

—Jason Greenblatt, President Trump’s special envoy to the Mideast, Twitter


Israel “will judge any kind of conversation between Hamas and the Fatah organization according to specific parameters. First of all, are they willing to accept the existence of Israel in this area? Second, are they going to stop shooting and terrorist actions against Israel? And third, do they look to a future of Palestinians and Jews living side by side in this area? If the answer to these questions is positive, there is a lot to talk about. If the answer to these questions is negative, nothing has changed and this is only a camouflage.”

— Yoav Gallant, MK member of Security Cabinet in a recent interview


History Cannot Be Denied

“Israel’s attempts to change the historic status quo in Al-Quds and in particular vis-à-vis the status and integrity of Al Aqsa Mosque can only be described as playing with fire and an infringement upon our responsibilities as well as those of brotherly Jordan. We caution the Israeli government of the implications of such an aggression and hold it fully responsible for the consequences.”

—PA President Mahmoud Abbas, addressing the UN General Assembly


“2,000 years ago the Romans destroyed the Temple and removed it from the Jewish people. And today, UNESCO is trying to destroy and remove the history of Jerusalem from the Jewish people…When the executive board of UNESCO adopts every six months a resolution that denies the connection between the Jewish people and the Temple Mount, they are not only adopting a political resolution, they are adopting a resolution that negates the right of the State of Israel to exist and the Jewish people’s right of self-determination.” Such resolutions “pave the way for spreading anti-Semitism and terrorism…To those who are using UNESCO and its executive board as a political tool to promote political stability in their own country I say, enough. Too many people are paying a heavy price for your resolutions. Taking this organization and Jewish history as a hostage for your political problems is not the answer.”

— Carmel Shama-Hacohen, Israeli UNESCO ambassador, presenting a replica of the Arch of Titus to UNESCO


Bokova accepted the gift as “recognition of the strength of our partnership with Israel, and as a promise of a deeper cooperation in the future.” The story of the Temple’s destruction “stands at the heart of Jewish identity…This story can guide us through the depths of time, showing the resilience of a people, helping us understand the role of transmission and memory, how it structures identities over centuries, how cultures permeate and influence each other.”

—Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General accepting the Arch of Titus replica


Continuing Threat of Iran

“Iran continues to work with increasing military aggression in the Middle East, closer to our borders than ever before…Iran continues to support terrorist groups, Hezbollah and recently Hamas. Iran continues to work to transfer advanced—and accurate—weaponry to terror groups within our region.”

—Yossi Cohen, Chief of the Mossad, speaking at event to honor the Mossad


“It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction…Above all, Iran’s government must stop supporting terrorists, begin serving its own people, and respect the sovereign rights of its neighbors.”

—US President Donald Trump, addressing the UN General Assembly


“President Trump rightly called the nuclear deal with Iran—he called it “an embarrassment. Well, I couldn’t agree with him more. And here’s why: Iran vows to destroy my country. Every day, including by its chief of staff the other day.”

—PM Netanyahu, addressing the UN General Assembly


Israel’s Light Will Not Go Out

“Israel was not created in order to disappear—Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”

—John F. Kennedy, speaking at a Zionists of America convention in 1960


Avi Ohayon, GPO/Flickr

“From the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, from Tehran to Tartus, an Iranian curtain is descending across the Middle East. Iran spreads this curtain of tyranny and terror over Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere, and it pledges to extinguish the light of Israel. Today, I have a simple message to Ayatollah Khamenei, the dictator of Iran: The light of Israel will never be extinguished.”

—PM Benjamin Netanyahu, addressing the UN General Assembly


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