Because of the United States’ Independence Day, Stand for Israel is suspending activity on Monday, July 4. We'll be back on Tuesday, July 5. If any critical developments related to Israel come up in the meantime we will post them on the Stand for Israel blog. Have a great 4th of July and thank you for always standing for Israel!
Until then, we bring you PM Netanyahu's thoughts this Independence Day weekend:
“We will always fight the terrorists. We will fight their despatchers; we will fight the inciters; we will fight the sponsors. You do battle with terrorism by fighting the terrorists and those who back them,” he vowed.
“This is our position, this is the American position. And I repeat it here on this day, the Fourth of July, which also commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the rescue at Entebbe, in which we fought terrorism and we received much support,” said Netanyahu.
“I was in the United States at the time and learned of my brother’s death when he led the rescue party at the old terminal at Entebbe. But I remember the support of the American people. That hasn’t changed – it’s grown. And the support of successive governments. That’s grown.”
“And I want to use this opportunity as we celebrate the Fourth of July to thank President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary Kerry, with whom I just spent a fruitful day in Rome, to reaffirm again that our greatest alliance, our most basic alliance is with the United States of America,” stated Netanyahu.
“We have an increasing number of friends around the world. We do, and it’s heartening. But we never forget that the one true partnership is between the State of Israel and the United States. And I want to tell you why the U.S.-Israel alliance has weathered every storm and every difficulty and will continue to do so.”