Excerpt from PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Event Marking 50 Years since the Liberation and Unification of Jerusalem
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
Special Knesset Session for Jerusalem Day!
Following is an excerpt from remarks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made, this evening (Wednesday, 24 May 2017), at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem, at the event marking 50 years since the liberation and unification of Jerusalem:
“Today, I would like to thank the Czech parliament for deciding to oppose UNESCO’s non-recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. The Czechs once gave us Czech rifles, this was the start of the struggle. This is also a sign of the opposing struggle to recognize a simple thing. The parliament in Prague called on its government to respect the status of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and also proposed halting any additional state payment of UNESCO membership dues as long as the organization continues the political discrimination against Israel. This is the correct, worthy and courageous decision that others should copy.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today, at the state memorial ceremony marking 50 years since the Six Day War, at Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem:
“We have just finished the visit of US President Donald Trump, the president of our greatest ally. The US has promised to maintain Israel’s qualitative advantage in the Middle East. Three days ago, the US added another $75 million to the aid package for the missile defense program. While we very much appreciate the assistance and support, I would like to reiterate: History has proven that Israel’s security depends on our readiness and our ability to defend ourselves by ourselves against any threat.”
Photo: Kobi Gideon, GPO