Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks this evening at the joint statements with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, following US President Donald Trump's declaration:"Secretary Pompeo, Mike, Susan, Ambassador David Friedman, I’m so excited. We’re so excited, Sara and I, to have you here, but especially on this evening. This is the eve of Purim, and we have a miracle of Purim; we call it nes Purim. President Trump has just made history. I called him. I thanked him on behalf of the people of Israel. He did it again. First, he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the US embassy here. Then, he pulled out of the disastrous Iran treaty and re-imposed sanctions. But now he did something of equal historic importance – he recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and he did so at a time when Iran is trying to use Syria as a platform to attack and destroy Israel. And the message that President Trump has given the world is that America stands by Israel. We’re celebrating Purim, when 2,500 years ago, other Persians, led by Haman, tried to destroy the Jewish people. They failed then; and today, 2,500 years later, again Persians led by Khamenei, are trying to destroy the Jewish people and the Jewish state. They’re going to fail again. We are deeply grateful for the US support. We’re deeply grateful for the unbelievable and unmatchable support for our security and our right to defend ourselves, and everything that you do on behalf of Israel and for the State of Israel in so many forms. So, it is a distinct pleasure to welcome you and Susan to our home at any time, but especially today. Now, let me add another word about that. We had a moving visit today to the Wall. I can’t resist repeating this, but I’m going to. I said to the Secretary that the last time a Pompeo visited Jerusalem, it didn’t end that well. But this is a different time. Roman Jerusalem clashed over values, with a great tragedy for the Jewish people. But the new Rome, the United States, views itself as a new Jerusalem. We visited the original City on the Hill. We visited the hill. There is no greater friendship than the one between Israel and the United States, and no one represents it better than Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. You and Ambassador Friedman and your delegation are exceptional champions of our alliance. I’ve called you so many times, on so many things that this evening I just want to say one word—two actually: thank you. Thank you, Mike Pompeo. Thank you, President Trump. And thank you, America. To the people of Israel, I say:We have a Purim miracle here. President Trump has made history. He recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, at a time when Iran is trying to use the Golan Heights as a platform to destroy Israel.We are marking the miracle of Purim – 2,500 years ago the Jewish people defeated those who tried to destroy it, other Persians, and today just as they failed then, they will fail this time as well thanks, inter alia, to the strong support of the US and its President. We have had no greater friend in our history."Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara are now hosting US Secy. of State Pompeo and his wife Susan, together with US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, for dinner at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem.Video: Omer Miron, GPOSound: Yossi Cohen, GPO
Posted by The Prime Minister of Israel on Thursday, March 21, 2019
Durante una recepción al secretario de Estado de EE.UU. la noche de este jueves, a minutos del aplaudido anuncio del presidente Donald Trump sobre los Altos del Golán, el primer ministro israelí calificó de un autentico “milagro de Purim” al hecho.
“Estoy muy emocionado”, dijo Netanyahu en inglés durante el mensaje en conjunto que ofreció al lado de Mike Pompeo.
“Esta es la víspera de Purim y tenemos un milagro de Purim, Nes Purim. El presidente Trump acaba de hacer historia, lo llamé, le di las gracias en nombre del público israelí. Lo ha vuelto a hacer. Primero reconoció a Jerusalén como la capital de Israel, luego se retiró del desastroso Acuerdo Nuclear de Irán y reimponer sanciones. Pero ahora tal vez ha tomado una decisión una importancia igual”, agregó el mandatario.
De acuerdo a Netanyahu, este anuncio es una señal de que EE.UU. se encuentra del lado de Israel contra la amenaza de Irán en Siria.
Aludiendo a la festividad de Purim, el mandatario israelí comparó al régimen de Irán con “otros persas liderados por Hamán” que hace 2 mil 500 años trataron de acabar con el pueblo hebreo, comparando a la figura antagonista bíblica con el ayatola Ali Jamenei, el líder supremo de Irán.
En tanto que Pompeo, que horas antes había evitado comentar nada respecto al tema de los Altos del Golán calificó de valiente a la decisión. “Es una importante decisión para el pueblo de Israel, y ciertamente será histórica. Y el pueblo de Israel debe saber que las batallas que pelearon y las vidas que perdieron en ese territorio tuvieron un valor muy significativo”.
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