Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summed up last week’s string of dramatic events during Sunday’s Cabinet meeting, saying he will be leaving for Washington with a sense of a “great mission.”
“I am full of hope that we will be able to make history,” Netanyahu said, referring to the Trump administration’s long-awaited Mideast peace plan — expected to be revealed before Tuesday.
“We are in the midst of very dramatic diplomatic events, but the peak is yet before us. I will soon leave for Washington where I will meet with my friend, US President Donald Trump, who will present his ‘plan of the century.’”
Israel’s longest-serving prime minister added that “I think that such an opportunity occurs once in history and we cannot miss it. For three years, I have spoken with President Trump and his staff about our security and national needs… In all these talks, I have found an attentive ear in the White House to the State of Israel’s vital needs.”
In regards to the Fifth World Holocaust Forum hosted on Thursday in Jerusalem with over 49 delegations from countries around the globe, the premier praised the “impressive conference marking 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp.”
Netanyahu stipulated the progress made concerning the recognition of the Holocaust and battling anti-Semitism in the Arab world, commending UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zaid for his remarks at the Forum.
He also mentioned the spiritual leader of the Muslim World League in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa, who paid a historic first visit to Auschwitz in Poland last week. “This is another sign of change in the attitude of Islamic bodies — and, of course, the Arab states — toward the Holocaust and the Jewish people,” Netanyahu noted.