Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu released a special greeting on
Wednesday, in honor of Israel’s 64th Independence Day.
“Israel’s Independence Day is a time for us to consider what makes
Israel truly unique,” said Netanyahu. “Israel is unique in restoring
sovereignty and the capacity for self-defense to a people that had
been stateless and powerless for 2,000 years.
“Israel is unique in ingathering to an ancestral homeland an exiled
people who had been scattered around the globe,” he added. “Israel is
unique in having become a global technological power despite the fact
that we face threats faced by no other nation on earth.
“Israel is unique in the Middle East for having a vibrant, liberal
democracy, where women are equal, minorities are free and where all
are subjects to the rule of law.
“But Israel is unique in one other important way,” stressed
Netanyahu. “We are unique in having such passionate friends, Jews and
non-Jews alike, for whom the well-being, security and future of our
country is so important.