Bibi: Violence Will Not Put Israel's Right to Jerusalem in Doubt | IFCJ
Skip Navigation

Bibi: Violence Will Not Put Israel’s Right to Jerusalem in Doubt

PM Netanyahu speaking in front of Israeli flags, May 2016 (Photo: Haim Zach/GPO)

Speaking ahead of Jerusalem Day - which falls on June 5 this year - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out about the Holy City. The Jerusalem Post's Lahav Harkov reports that Netanyahu stated that Israel need not justify its presence in Jerusalem, and that the Jewish people will always be connected to their historic and biblical city:

Israel does not need to apologize for or justify its presence in the Jewish People’s historic city of Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday in a special Knesset meeting in honor of Jerusalem Day.

Netanyahu inveighed against the UNESCO decision last month ignoring Israel’s ties to the Temple Mount and Western Wall: “It’s so absurd, so ridiculous; I can’t get over it.”

“Do people claim the Egyptians aren’t connected to the pyramids in Giza? It’s ridiculous,” he exclaimed...

The prime minister detailed Israel’s ties to the ancient city, since the time of King David and through the First and Second Temple eras.

Netanyahu also discussed violence and incitement by Palestinians relating to the Temple Mount, saying that, ideally, there would be freedom of worship for all, but a lack of tolerance by some in the region prevent that ideal from coming true.

Tags: Netanyahu

Previous Post

Next Post

Arriving to Israel at Ben Gurion Airport, elderly woman with red hair, holding passport

Be a Prophetic Rescue

Fulfill God's Word by bringing a Jewish person home to Israel on the next Freedom Flight

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