Bibi: Israel Stands by US

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In the early morning on Friday, a U.S. airstrike targeted and killed one of Iran’s top generals. In the wake of the strike — and amid fears of reprisal by the Islamic Republic, The Times of Israel reports that PM Netanyahu lauded the American actions and the ongoing relationship between the U.S. and Israel:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday praised the United States and President Donald Trump for killing Iranian top commander Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike in the early morning hours.

“Trump is worthy of full appreciation for acting with determination, strongly and swiftly,” he told reporters before departing Greece to head back to Israel. “We stand fully by the United States in its just battle for security, peace and self-defense.”

The prime minister said “Israel has the right to defend itself. The US has the same right exactly. Soleimani is responsible for the deaths of innocent US citizens and many others. He was planning further attacks.”

Netanyahu cut short his visit to Greece amid concerns Iran could exact revenge on the Jewish state for the US killing of the powerful head of Iran’s elite Quds Force…

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