Bibi Hails Iranian Courage | IFCJ
Skip Navigation

Bibi Hails Iranian Courage

As the world gathers in international friendship and sportsmanship for the World Cup, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu reached out to the people of Iran in a special soccer-themed video. The Times of Israel reports that Netanyahu not only congratulated Iran on its soccer team, hoping they will play Israel's squad in the future, but praised the Iranian people for standing up to the evil regime that controls them:

Showcasing his soccer skills in a video posted on social media, Netanyahu drew a parallel between the demonstrations and the Iranian soccer team’s “impossible” feat on Monday, when it scored a 1-1 draw against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the FIFA World Cup, including blocking a penalty kick by the superstar. He added that he hoped to eventually see Iran play a match against Israel.

Stopping Ronaldo is “almost impossible,” said Netanyahu, “but the Iranian team just did the impossible.”

“To the Iranian people I say: You showed courage on the playing field, and today you showed the same courage in the streets of Iran,” the prime minister said in the video.

“Iran has many problems — air pollution, water scarcity, billions wasted on terror,” he added. “Can you imagine what would happen if the Iranian government, instead of wasting your money in Syria, in Yemen, and in unnecessary wars in the Middle East, would start investing it in solving these problems in Iran?

“That’s why I’ll never stop advocating for peace with the Iranian people,” he continued. “One day, I hope to watch Iran’s soccer team go head to head against Israel in a free Tehran. On that day, we’ll all be winners.”

Tags: Video , Netanyahu , Iran

Previous Post

Next Post

Bless Israel For Her 70th

Help Her Survive

For elderly Jews like Tatiana in the far reaches of the former Soviet Union, the harsh winter months threaten their very survival. You can help provide winter relief essentials like heating fuel and warm clothing as well as food and medicine to an elderly widow who has no one else to care for her.

Donate Now
Landscape photo of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock in the foreground.

Visit Israel

Here you’ll find an array of useful information on accommodations, transportation, exchanging currency, Israel's climate and customs, and much more. So get the most out of your trip to Israel with the help of The Fellowship.

Read More

About The Fellowship (IFCJ)

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) funds humanitarian aid to the needy in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world, promotes prayer and advocacy on behalf of the Jewish state, and provides resources that help build bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews.

Read More