Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest-serving prime minister in Israeli history, has had a significant impact not only on his own nation but the world. The new book “Bibi: My Story” recounts his remarkable life.
“The founding of Israel came after centuries of exile,” he said. “Pilgrims, massacre, culminating in the greatest massacre of them all, the holocaust. And the founding of the state was really meant to do two things. One, to fulfill the biblical prophecy of the ingathering of the exiles. And also the renewal of Jewish sovereignty in our ancient homeland, the land of Israel. That was achieved. But once it was achieved, it wasn’t necessarily permanently guaranteed unless we made sure it was guaranteed.”
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His father’s generation was charged with founding the state, he said, and his is charged with securing its future.
“I devoted my life to make Israel strong, economically strong, militarily strong and diplomatically to be able to create what I call the iron triangle of peace,” Netanyahu said. “We’re so strong that the Arab countries around us, instead of seeking to destroy us, recognize that we’re here to stay. And so, one by one we made peace with them. And we just made the four historic Abraham Accords, which I describe in detail how that was achieved with the help of President Trump and his team.”
The nation’s history is nothing short of a miracle.
“I think that’s the future of Israel, from being a tiny state on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean is now ranked as the world’s eighth power with one-tenth of 1 percent of the world’s population,” he said. “That’s not something that you can explain away. It’s a miracle of faith and fortitude. And I think it’s an allegory for all of humanity. This is what a free people with sufficient resolve and faith can achieve. And that’s up to everyone to achieve.”
When asked about the current protests in Iran against the Islamic regime and if the Iranian people can actually change their government, Netanyahu replied, “Yes, I do. I actually made some video clips for the Iranian people on a number of occasions, and I was amazed by the enormous number of responses that we got with names, with addresses. And that told me that there is a level of resistance there and frustration there that was not fully understood. And that’s coming out now.”
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice News