Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu honored the Jewish state's first premier, David Ben-Gurion. But, as Arutz Sheva's David Rosenberg tells us, Netanyahu also addressed the fragile ceasefire with Hamas, defending Israel's actions:
Netanyahu said the government must sometimes make “fateful decisions” regarding Israel’s security, even when they go against public opinion.
“At critical moments, Ben Gurion made fateful decisions – sometimes against what the majority of the public wanted. But in the long-run, those decisions turned out to be correct.”
"In times of emergency, when making decisions crucial to security, the public can't always be privy to the considerations that must be hidden from the enemy. At these moments, leadership doesn’t mean doing what is easy. Real leadership means doing what is correct, even if it is difficult. That kind of leadership requires us to face criticism sometimes, when you know critical, secret information which you cannot reveal to the Israeli public, or in this case to the residents of southern Israel, whom I love and cherish so much.”
Netanyahu also said the Gaza-based Hamas terror group “begged” for a cessation to the fighting.
"Our enemies begged for a ceasefire and they knew very well why."
Israel and the Hamas terror group agreed to a ceasefire Tuesday evening, following two days of the most intense fighting since August 2014...