Netanyahu Quotes This Week’s Parsha to Warn of Hamas Coup in Ramallah


netanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu quoted this week’s parsha, which states, “Vayokom melech chodosh al Mitzrayim  – And there arose a new king over Egypt” and warned of a Hamas takeover of Ramallah.

At a meeting of the Bible Circle held by the Prime Minister in memory of his late father-in-law, he said, “Like then, like today. In Egypt, the regime has been replaced, in Syria the regime is being shaken and this could also happen in the Palestinian Authority areas in Judea and Samaria. Everyone knows that Hamas could take over the Palestinian Authority. It could happen after an agreement, it could happen before an agreement, like it happened in Gaza.”

Without mentioning President Shimon Peres by name, Netanyahu referred to the President’s remarks on Sunday, when he urged Israel to resume peace talks with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The President called him a willing peace partner with whom an agreement could be reached. Netanyahu said, “Therefore, as opposed to the voices that I have heard recently urging me to run forward, make concessions, [and] withdraw, I think that the diplomatic process must be managed responsibly and sagaciously and not in undue haste. Otherwise a third base for Iranian terrorism will arise here, in the heart of the country. Peace can be achieved only when security is assured.” Read more at Arutz Sheva.

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  1. #1 and #2:
    You have no idea how significant it is that an Israeli Prime Minister actually cares about what it says in Chumash.

    His actual shmiras hamitzvos is not the issue. The significant point here is that HE BELIEVES IN TORAH MISINAI and sees it as relevant to what happens in the world today. That is a huge thing.

    He is the only Prime Minister in recent memory who is constantly referencing Klal Yisroel’s connection to Eretz Yisroel from the times of Tanach, and does not hem and haw the point when dealing with foreign officials.

  2. Anonymous, methinks 1 was being sarcastic.
    Lev melachim v’sarim b’yad Hashem; anything can happen. But this was definitely heartening to read.