While we work to improve daily lives for the people of Gaza and to return our soldiers and civilians, we should also work to take advantage of the many positive changes occurring in the region to advance a genuine and durable peace.
Palestinians who threaten us will find an Israel determined as ever to defend itself. Palestinians who reach out to us in peace and friendship will find an outstretched hand in return.
That is why Israel welcomes all efforts that would improve conditions for the people of Gaza while preventing Hamas from building its military capabilities to launch further attacks against Israel and demanding prompt return of the Israeli soldiers and civilians Hamas is holding
Prime Minister Netanyahu looks forward to discussing the issue of Gaza with Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and David Friedman next week, as well as to discussing ways to advance peace between Israelis and Palestinians and between Israel and the broader Arab world.
While Israel will continue to defend itself and protect the security of its citizens, Israel will continue to seek ways to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
The people of Gaza are not our enemy. Hamas is.
For his part, President Abbas has only made the humanitarian situation in Gaza worse by reducing payments of salaries to Gaza and by refusing to pay for electricity provided to Gaza.
Rather than improve the lives of the people of Gaza, Hamas is using the civilian Palestinian population as human shields in its unremitting terror war against Israel.
Prime Minister’s Office:
Israel appreciates the Trump administration’s steadfast support for Israel at the United Nations and Ambassador Haley’s strong statement today exposing the hypocrisy of the UN’s bias against Israel.
The UN’s incessant focus on Israel not only brings shame to the organization. It also draws attention away from so many other pressing issues that demand the attention of the international community.
As for Gaza, Hamas is responsible for the terrible situation there and for the loss of life and suffering that has occurred as a result of the violent riots it has instigated over the last few weeks.
Thank you for your consistent defense of Israel in international forums, including the EU. It’s time that all of Europe’s leaders understood – Israel is the one that defends our common interests in the Middle East, both in terms of security and in many, many other ways. pic.twitter.com/t48sH8CRVV
I want to congratulate you on your birthday, and to welcome you and your delegation to Jerusalem. We have a wonderful friendship between Bulgaria and Israel. There is a human bridge of Bulgarian Jews who immigrated to Israel who have the warmest feelings towards Bulgaria. pic.twitter.com/NiPx8s1DLZ
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.
http://www.pmo.gov.il/English/MediaCenter/Events/Pages/event_Bulgaria130618.aspx … https://youtu.be/G-MSklm4j5I
President Trump has also taken a strong stand against Iran’s efforts to arm itself with nuclear weapons and its aggression in the Middle East. This is already affecting Iranian economy. @POTUS Trump’s policy is an important development for Israel, the region and the entire world.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, met this evening, at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, with Togo Foreign Minister Robert Dussey. pic.twitter.com/wm4xJZRSTg
I want to tell you how moved I was and how many Israelis have been moved by the fact that you have actually moved things forward, you’ve moved our relationship, which between Austria and Israel was always good, but you are taking it to greater heights. pic.twitter.com/32kxeidndv
You know very well that Israel is the only true democracy in the Middle East. It’s the one place in the region that shares and defends the values that Europe holds dear: freedom, pluralism, equality. pic.twitter.com/3emzLtdhHp
Prime Minister Netanyahu met today with Austrian Chancellor @SebastianKurz
“You are a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people. You demonstrated that today when you went to the Western Wall. I hope other European leaders follow your important example.”
The Iranian regime shouts: “Death to Israel!”
In response, Israel shouts: “Life to the Iranian people!” pic.twitter.com/AQQqJomFjI
Today I made an unprecedented offer to Iran that can help save countless lives.