Radical Islam continues to challenge the world, Netanyahu says

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the Trump Administration’ decision to close the diplomatic mission of the ‘Palestine Liberation Organization’ in Washington. In remarks at his weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Netanyahu stressed that the measures taken against the Palestinian leadership aim to clarify to them that their “refusal to enter into negotiations with Israel and the unbridled attacks against (Jerusalem) will not only not advance peace but will certainly not make things better for the Palestinians.” “The US made the correct decision when it decided to close the PLO offices in Washington. The Palestinians refuse to enter negotiations with Israel even as they attack Israel with false claims in international forums. Israel very much appreciates the Trump administration decision and supports American actions that are designed to make it clear to the Palestinians that the refusal to enter into negotiations with Israel and the unbridled attacks against Israel will not only not advance peace but will certainly not make things better for the Palestinians” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asserted. The Israeli leader also took the opportunity to refer to yesterday’s commemoration of 17 years since the heinous terror attack against the American people at the Twin Towers in New York and at the Pentagon in greater Washington. Netanyahu emphasized that, as was the case 17 years ago, “the world is being challenged by radical Islam” (today), radical Sunni Muslims led by the Islamic State and radical Shi’ite Muslims led by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Prime Minister Netanyahu added that “The world is being challenged by radical Islam, radical Shiites on the one hand led by Iran, and radical Sunnis led by Daesh, but both have a single goal – to eliminate the free societies, as we recognize, to eliminate Israel and in the end to eliminate the West and others as well. The time has come for the world to unite in the fight against terrorist organizations. It is doing so to a certain extent against Daesh, but it is not doing so against Iran. On the contrary, what we are seeing is that while Iran is sending terrorist cells to Europe, European leaders are appeasing – and reconciling with – Iran, in the same week that the terrorist cells were due to carry out their operations, which we helped thwart. This is unacceptable. The appeasement of Iran abets the relentless assault on the values and security of the free societies, and the time has come for Western governments to join the strong and clear effort by the Trump administration against the terror regime in Tehran.”