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Netanyahu to Congress: Jerusalem Must Remain Undivided

Netanyahu in Congress: Jerusalem Must Remain Undivided

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Israel is the only country that has guaranteed freedom of all faiths in Jerusalem, which must remain undivided, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Congress Tuesday. In unusually strong language, he told members of Congress that Judea and Samaria are part of the ancient Jewish homeland that our forefathers walked in and that the 650,000 Jews living there “are not ‘occupying’ the region.” He strongly criticized the changed versions of history that are being promoted by others.

The Prime Minister expressed his policies in down-to-earth and homey language that clearly enthused the legislators. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was on the podium to receive him. U.S. President Barack Obama was on his way back to the United States from a visit to Ireland.

He jokingly noted that Israel is larger than the Delaware, Biden’s home state, and larger than Rhode Island, “but that’s about it.”

Prime Minister Netanyahu remarked that the entire length of the Washington Beltway is larger than the width of the Israel that the Palestinian Authority demands, which would be 9 km. wide, hardly “strategic depth”…

“Imagine a siren sounding and giving you 60 seconds to find shelter before a missile strikes. You couldn’t live with that. No one can live with that, ” he said emphatically.

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