Netanyahu, Rivlin Celebrate July 4 At Home Of U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro

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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu participated in a 4th of July celebration at U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro’s home in Herzliya on Thursday.

During the event, Shapiro thanked the Israeli government for “years of friendship” and said he feels at home in the Jewish state. “Please make yourselves at home here,” he said, adding that American commitment to Israel is a sign of a partnership “in the struggle for security, freedom, and prosperity.”

“We will fight for Israel, for her security, her freedom, her prosperity, and her ability to live in peace with her neighbors. The U.S. is committed to allowing Israel to live the dream of its founders: to be a free people in our land,” said Shapiro.

Rivlin thanked the U.S. for this support on the diplomatic and military fronts. “We in Israel are committed, and we will remain committed to this special relationship. Our shared values are under attack, as in the terror attacks in Istanbul, Orlando, and Hebron. We will continue to confront these challenges together,” he said.

“Israel’s strongest and most central ally is America. While the number of nations we can now count as friends is growing, we will never forget that our true partner is the U.S. And do you know why this relationship will weather every storm and withstand every challenge? It is because when the U.S. looks at Israel, it sees itself. And when Israel looks at America, we see ourselves,” Netanyahu said.

“Yes, we have our differences and disagreements. For example, we drink chocolate milk out of a bag, and you haven’t gotten there yet,” he said, adding a touch of humor.

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{Matzav.com}

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. Ha ha ha. Such funny jokes. Did Shapiro make any “statement” regarding an American Jewish girl that was slaughtered like a sheep while she slept??? Pheh!

  2. ” Did Shapiro make any “statement” regarding an American Jewish girl that was slaughtered like a sheep while she slept?”

    His bosses in Washington did. The condemnation was all over the news.

  3. Charlie, his bosses in Washington still have NOT made any comment. It was the State Department spokesperson who did so, and they are a separate entity.
    Mr. Shapiro is a fellow Jew whi lives in Israel under the protection of the Israelis. He has a moral obligation to express his sympathy. If he doesn’t have the decency to speak out in pain, he should get the hell out of Israel.

    • ” It was the State Department spokesperson who did so, and they are a separate entity.”

      The State Department spokesperson is in fact the official spokesperson for the US government on foreign policy matters.

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