Knesset Speaker, Once a Prisoner in Siberia, Addresses Russian Parliament

(Times of Israel) Marissa Newman - Thirty years after his release from Soviet camps, where he was imprisoned for clandestine Zionist activity, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on Wednesday addressed Russia's Federation Council, the upper house of parliament. In his speech he cast Islamist terrorism as the "Nazism of the 21st century," appealing to Russian national pride over its defeat of the Nazis during World War II with a call to likewise vanquish the new brand of "absolute evil." Edelstein said Israel would continue to try to create a global alliance against terrorism. "Jerusalem is leading the fight against terrorism, and we will not rest until we win this war and peace is achieved."

2017-06-28 00:00:00

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