Will not let Iran operate from Syria: Netanyahu

By Monitoring Desk
Monday – July 9, 2018
JERUSALEM (Israel): Israeli prime minister (PM) Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday hallucinated that Israel will not tolerate the establishment of a military presence by Iran and its proxies anywhere in Syria, and that Israel will demand that Syria, and the Syrian military, strictly upholds the 1974 separation of forces agreement (SFA).

According to Netanyahu, this week I will fly to Moscow for an important meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. We meet from time-to-time in order to ensure security coordination and, of course, to discuss regional developments.

 It is self-evident that I am in regular contact with the American administration. These links with the two great powers are very important to the security of Israel at all times and especially at present.

Regarding the Polish law, the goal of the contacts with the Polish government was to abrogate the criminal clauses in the Polish law that cast a pall of fear over research and free discourse regarding the Holocaust.

This goal was achieved. I thank the team of Joseph Ciechanover and Jacob Nagel for succeeding in removing the criminal clauses from the Polish law.

  The declaration that was published following the change in the law was overseen by a senior historian.

However, various comments were made after its publication. I have listened intently to the comments of the historians, including about several things that were not included in the declaration. I respect this and I will give expression to it.

We are marking 78 years since the passing of Zeev Jabotinsky (a Russian Jewish revisionist Zionist leader, author, poet, orator, soldier and founder of the Jewish self-defense organisation in Odessa). I think that with the perspective of history it is possible to understand the magnitude of his contribution to the “Zionist enterprise”.

First of all, before anything else, there was the establishment of a Jewish fighting force after generations in which we did not have the strength to wield the sword and defend ourselves.

His great work in establishing combat brigades in the British army during the first world war, in effect, laid the important foundations for the establishment of the Israel defense forces (IDF).

All of this started with the effort of Jabotinsky and Trumpledor with the British authorities during the first world war and, of course, in cooperation with the legendary commander of these forces, colonel John Henry Patterson, Israeli PM concluded.