The prime minister praised President Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying that Trump “put facts squarely on the table.”
Police estimated around 10,000 marchers. Last Saturday’s demonstration drew an estimated 20,000 people.
“Trump’s declaration of recognition of Jerusalem… will harm us.”
“There is no more fitting or beautiful gift, as we approach 70 years of the State of Israel’s independence,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said.
“It’s been the capital of Israel for nearly 70 years. Jerusalem has been the focus of our hopes, our dreams, our prayers for three millennia.”
The behavior of the Orthodox Israeli religious right goes against the standards of rabbinic tradition — and the results aren’t pretty.
“I urge you in the policy community to help decisions makers in the capitals of Europe and Capitol Hill to take advantage of this opportunity.”
Netanyahu believes that non-Orthodox Jews are a lost cause, so Israel should rely on U.S. political support from Orthodox Jews and Evangelicals.
“We will not allow [Iran] to entrench itself militarily in Syria, as it seeks to do, for the express purpose of eradicating our state.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied that he said in closed talks that Reform Judaism in the United States would disappear within two