P.M. Netanyahu to AIPAC: The Jewish People do not bow down; We Stand up and Fight and We Win! Response to those who attack Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to America for AIPAC 2019, and he also spoke with President Donald Trump concerning the Golan Heights and other matters. Unfortunately, while he was in America Israel came under a rocket attack, so he had to return home to deal with the terrorist. He still took the time to speak at AIPAC live, through satellite video and we have that for you!
“Unfortunately, I’m not able to be with you in person because I returned to deal with the security situation in Israel after that criminal rocket attack from Gaza on our territory. We responded with great force. In the last 24 hours, the IDF destroyed major Hamas terrorist installations on a scale not seen since the end of the military operation in Gaza four years ago. Now I’m just coming from a meeting with our Chief of Staff and our senior command. And I can tell you; we are prepared to do a lot more. We will do what is necessary to defend our people and to defend our state.
“In the midst of these events, I wanted to speak to you and say two words. Thank you. Thank you, AIPAC. Thank you for bringing together 18,000 proud Americans – and more than 4,000 American students – who stand with Israel. Thank you for working year after year, decade after decade to strengthen the remarkable alliance between our two countries. And I can tell you that alliance has never been stronger. Thank you for working to strengthen support for Israel on both sides of the aisle, Democrats and Republicans alike. That is how it has always been, and that’s how it should always be.
“Yesterday at the White House, President Trump again made history. He formally recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Now that deserves enormous applause. The Golan Heights is indispensable for our defense. It’s part of our history. When you put a shovel in the ground there what you discover are the ruins of ancient synagogues. Jews lived there for thousands of years, and the people of Israel have come back to the Golan. Israel holds the high ground, and we shall never, ever give it up. It is part of Israel. So, on behalf of all the people of Israel, thank you, President Trump, and thank you for all the historic decisions you have made.
“I’m sure you remember that in 2015, I went to the American Congress. I spoke out against the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran. In 2018, President Trump walked out of that bad deal. He restored American sanctions against a genocidal regime in Tehran that vows to destroy the one and only Jewish state. He recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He moved the American embassy there. He put a great ambassador there, Ambassador David Friedman. You just heard him. And with Ambassador Ron Dermer, Israel and the United States have two of the greatest ambassadors on earth. Thank you, Ambassadors. Thank you, President Trump.
“Ladies and gentlemen, in recent weeks, we’ve heard a lot about the rise of forces who want to pull America and Israel apart. So, I can tell you one thing. I guarantee you this. They will fail. They will fail. Our shared values are too deep. Our shared interests are too strong. Our shared destiny too intertwined. But having said that, I will also tell you we must never take anything for granted. Those who seek to defame this great organization AIPAC, those who seek to undermine American support for Israel, they must be confronted. Despite what they claim, they do not merely criticize the policies of Israel’s government. God, I’m used to that. That happens every five minutes. They do something else. They spew venom that has long been directed at the Jewish people. Again, the Jews are cast as a force for evil. Again, the Jews are charged with disloyalty. Again, the Jews are said to have too much influence, too much power, too much money. Ladies and gentlemen, you know what the best way to respond to this kind of hatred is? We read it. We read it just a few days ago in the Book of Esther when Mordechai confronted Haman of Persia. The best way to respond to those who hate the Jews is not to bow down to them. It’s to stand up to them.
“So I have a message to all the anti-Semites out there – whether they live in modern Persia, in the palaces of Tehran or the bunkers of Beirut; whether they march through the streets of Charlottesville or murder worshipers in a synagogue in Pittsburgh; whether they voice their hatred in political parties in Britain, or Europe, or the United States. The Jewish people do not bow down. We stand up. We fight. And we win.
“My friends, ladies and gentlemen, some people will just never get it. They’ll never understand why the vast majority of Americans – Jews and non-Jews alike – support Israel. Take it from this Benjamin; it’s not about the Benjamins. The reason the people of America support Israel is not because they want our money; it’s because they share our values. They just don’t get it. It’s because America and Israel share a love of freedom and democracy. It’s because we cherish individual rights and the rule of law. It’s because we don’t judge people by the color of their skin, their religion or their sexual orientation. I am proud of Israel’s vibrant democracy, where no one – no one – is a second-class citizen. All of Israel’s citizens are first-class citizens. All of Israel’s citizens whether Jew or Arab, Muslim, Christian, or Druze, have exactly the same individual rights. We vote in the same elections. We’re subject to the same laws. We study in the same universities. And we are also treated in the same hospitals.
“But Israel is also the one and only country on earth in which the Jewish people exercise our collective right of self-determination. And that right is expressed in the Star of David that is on our flag, in the Hatikvah that is our national anthem, in Hebrew our official language and most powerfully, in the right of every Jew across the world to automatically immigrate to Israel and become a citizen if they choose to do so. It is these features of our collective existence that the Nation State bill enshrined into an historic constitutional law. And contrary to the false attacks and allegations, it did not denigrate any individual rights, which remain sacred and equal for all our citizens. And it will always be that way.
“Israel will always be a democracy, just as Israel will always be the Jewish State, a place where all Jews anywhere can always call home, no matter how they pray or how they wish to conduct their lives. Israel is the home of all Jews. That is why we all celebrate today the democratic, Jewish State of Israel. We know the truth. Ladies and gentlemen, the Jewish state that Herzl envisioned, the Jewish state that Ben-Gurion proclaimed, is the same Jewish state whose future I am working to secure. I hope the people of Israel continue to allow me to lead them for many years to come. And I am as confident as ever, that as Israel takes its rightful place among the nations, you will be there by our side. You’ve always been there by our side. America will be there by our side. Thank you, AIPAC. Thank you all for standing with Israel. May God bless you, may God bless America, and may God bless our great alliance. Thank you all.”
The relationship between America and Israel is so important, and it is encouraging to hear this confirmed through Prime Minister Netanyahu. We want to hear from you! What do you think about this? Write to us at [email protected]. Greg and John shared in this segment.
“We have NEVER had a Greater Friend than President Trump!” P.M. Netanyahu and President Trump Oval Office Visit; Recognition of Israel’s Sovereignty of Golan Heights
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to America for AIPAC 2019, and he also spoke with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. In this visit, President Donald Trump and America have recognized Israel as sovereign over the Golan Heights! It is just one more historical act between America and Israel during the Trump administration. It is encouraging to hear Prime Minister Netanyahu’s words about President Trump and America. We have this encounter for you!
President Trump remarks first acknowledging that the Golan Heights should have been under Israel’s sovereignty a long time ago. “But today, I think we’re talking about — more than anything else, we’re celebrating the Golan Heights. It’s something that I’ve been hearing about for many years, from many people. I’ve been studying for years. And this should have been done; I would say, numerous Presidents ago. But for some reason, they didn’t do it, and I’m very honored to have done it. So, I just want to say, Bibi, it’s an honor to have you at the Oval Office. Thank you.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu responds. “Thank you. May I say that I’ve been here many, many, many times. I’ve been around. And I’ve met many friends of Israel in this office. But as I said in the other room, just now, in a day of history, we have never had a greater friend than President Trump. And I think there is a unique bond between our countries, between our administrations, between the two of us. There has been no greater bond than that. It serves the interests of Israel in ways that I cannot begin to describe because not everything that the President and I talk about can be shared with the public. And I think that, in many ways, the President knows, and the United States knows that America has no better friend than Israel. We are willing to fight for our common values. We’re willing to fight. You have an ally that is willing to take up arms in defense of liberty, in defense of our land, our people, and our common values. We admire America, and we’re grateful to you. Thank you, Mr. President.”
There is a great friendship between Israel and America that was not there in the Obama administration, and it is amazing to see that President Trump has worked to resolve this relationship because we can read in the Bible that whoever blesses Israel will be blessed! What do you think about this relationship? We want to know your thoughts, write to us at [email protected]. Greg and John shared in this segment.
The Truth about HAMAS and the People They Attack- #STOPHAMAS
We discuss the truth about Hamas and show the perspective of those that are targeted and attacked by them. As we have shown you in previous articles, it has been declared by America that the Golan Heights is a part of Israel! Hamas continually attacks Israel though wanting to win over the land and hurt the Jewish people, but Israel will not back down!
“For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it, but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be rooted out of it.” Proverbs 2:21-22 ESV
We see that Israel is rightfully getting their land as they should have from the beginning. Hamas is a government that says specifically that one of their primary goals is to eliminate Israel and to push them in the sea!
IDF, Israeli Defense Force, shares with us who Hamas really is. “As the ruling government in Gaza, it’s Hamas’ duty to take care of the citizens of Gaza. In the last ten years that Hamas has been in power in the Gaza Strip, they made a few key improvements.” The first change they made was the economy which takes 67% of Gaza’s budget to fund the military wing of the organization! Hamas has spent more than $120 million on terror tunnels since 2014. They have specifically used construction materials to build these terror tunnels versus upgrading the infrastructure of Gaza, and their goal of these tunnels is to break into Israeli communities. Also, Hamas monitors everything the Palestinians write on social media posts and will arrest, torture and will often execute anyone who is a critic of the government. This is a tragedy, and the Palestinian people need us to pray to be set free from the control of Hamas!
Israel is a small country and is only 60 miles at its widest point, which it could fit into the state of New Jersey in America with room left over! They are being bombarded with missiles and rockets! Because Israel is so small it doesn’t leave much room for people to hide from these attacks! These are people, who are being attacked, who are just like your family and have a home like you, and they long for the day that they no longer worry about these attacks. What are your thoughts on these attacks? We want to hear from you! Write to us at [email protected]. Greg and John shared in this segment.