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On Rosh Hashanah 5779, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Expresses Optimism About Future of Israel and Jewish People.
“Our people are united not only by a common past, but by a common and burning support and reverence for liberty, for pluralism, for debate,” Netanyahu said. “As we debate, we remember our common heritage, our commitment to our common future, and our common values, of liberty, of inquiry, of ensuring the Jewish future, of contributing to the betterment of the world, and Israel and the Jewish people are doing all of that.”
Netanyahu emphasized that the Jewish people are united not only by their common past, but by a common and burning support and reverence for liberty, for pluralism, for debate. “That’s one thing Jews do very well,” he quipped.
Wrapping up his remarks, the prime minister called on his listeners to “reach out to a fellow Jew, embrace him or her, understand that above all our difference is this great commonality.
“And second, come to Israel, come for a visit, stay. But first come. Next year in Jerusalem. See you here, soon,” he concluded.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been the powerful leader of the Jewish state for more than 12 years, and wields significant influence with a range of global leaders from US President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
French President Emmanuel Macron attends Rosh Hashanah event at Paris synagogue
French President Emmanuel Macron attended an event at the Great Synagogue of Paris to mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, which is due to start on Sunday evening.
Upon his arrival at the synagogue, Macron was greeted by France’s Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia, Joel Mergui, who serves as president of the Consistoire organization that provides religious services to French Jews, and the chief rabbi of Paris, Michel Gugenheim.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, French Senate President Gerard Larcher and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo also attended the ceremony.
The Elysee said it was the first time the president had attended such an event — France has a strict separation between state and religion, referred to as “laicite.” For the same reason, Macron did not give a speech at the event.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered similar praise of the Shin Bet security service at a new year’s toast last week where he claimed that “not a day goes by in which there is no thwarting” of an attack.
Netanyahu credited the work of the security agency with helping Israel to avoid much of the violence that has engulfed other countries in the Middle East.
A Greater Threat to Israel than Iran: The Deception of NGOs
In direct opposition to President Donald Trump’s renewed sanctions against Iran, the European Union has made the grandiose offer of $20.7 million in aid to the Ayatollah Khamanei and his terrorist regime. Mr. Trump made the decision to reinstate the measures in order to halt Iran’s threat of furthering its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined the Trump Administration in condemning the move and efforts to restrain violence perpetrated by Iran in the Gulf Region. Netanyahu called the EU move a “big mistake,” and a “poison pill.”
While the move by the EU has posed a renewed threat by Iran to Israel and the Middle East, there is an even greater and less perceived menace: Non-governmental organizations, or NGOs. Supposedly humanitarian groups claiming only to promote human rights, these bodies are known to be actively involved in discrediting Israel in every way possible.
Liberman: We’ve thwarted terror attacks in recent days meant to disrupt New Year
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Sunday that the IDF has th
warted several terror attacks in recent days meant to disrupt Rosh Hashanah celebrations.
“In recent days, too, we have arrested suspects and prevented terror attacks,” Liberman said, addressing a company from the Armoured Corps at a toast for the Jewish New Year that starts Sunday evening.
“The people of Israel will be able to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with confidence and quiet thanks to IDF soldiers and security forces who will continue to tour and protect us all during the holiday,” he said, without divulging further details.
The defense minister also thanked the company of Armoured corps soldiers, who are also responsible for guarding the West Bank settlement of Nokdim, where he lives.
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