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July 2, 2016 1:30 pm

Netanyahu, Rivlin Celebrate July 4 at Home of US Ambassador Dan Shapiro

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Israeli leaders attended a July 4 celebration at the home of U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro in Israel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli leaders attended a July 4 celebration at the home of U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro in Israel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin 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.

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“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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  • Jonah

    Israel has a special relationship with America because the true Christians know the Israelis are Gods chosen people. The U.S. Was founded by God to defend, protect, and provide a refuge for Gods people our present administration has abanded our biblical purpose for existing. It makes no difference how gay Israel becomes or how westernized it becomes the sole purposes do for America under this administration is to see the players are put in place to wipe Israel off the map. The ambassador seems to embody the true principles of Americas relationship with Israel in the past but in reality this administration attempts on the surface to appear to hold to his principles but they have seruptitiously abandoned them to further the caliphate.

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