World Leaders Must Condemn Anti-Semitism Wherever It Is Found

(Jewish People Policy Institute) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) in Jerusalem on Wednesday: The rebirth of Israel means that the Jewish people now have the capacity to defend ourselves. Israel restored our means to resist militarily against those who would try to physically vanquish us and to resist politically by having a voice among the councils of the nations and in public opinion. Anti-Semitism certainly has not disappeared. But there is much we can do to fight back. World leaders need to unequivocally condemn anti-Semitism wherever it is found. I appreciate the fact that in the last few weeks and days, President Trump and Vice President Pence have taken a strong stance in condemning anti-Semitism. This is what we expect too from European leaders, most of them have done it, and this is what we must demand from governments around the world because Jews around the world should not live in fear. I have just returned from Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, two Muslim nations, and I met there with Jewish communities as I did in Singapore and in Australia. It was startling to see in two Muslim countries Jewish children proudly singing Jewish songs in Hebrew, proud of their heritage, proud of their people. This is the future we'd like to see. Israel's influence is expanding as never before. And as it expands, we are garnering allies for our people everywhere. The entire world is coming to Israel because of our expertise in technology and in countering terrorism. And this is why I've never been more hopeful about the Jewish future. Israel is stronger than ever. Our impact in the world is ever expanding. 100 years ago, on the eve of the Balfour declaration, people asked what to do about what they called, "The Jewish question." Well, 100 years later, the answer is clear. Israel is the answer.

2017-03-02 00:00:00

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