‘Israel congratulates the National Congress of Honduras for passing with an overwhelming majority a resolution in favor of opening an Embassy in Jerusalem,’ Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said on Twitter.
‘Our policy can be summed up in three words: Steadfastness against aggression,’ Netanyahu said in his speech on Holocaust Remembrance Day. ‘Steadfastness on defense, steadfastness on deterrence, steadfastness against anyone who threatens to destroy us.’
‘From Gaza a decision was made: intifada and victory; Oh, shahid, rest in your bed, we will continue the struggle; Zionists get out, our land is Arab and free,’ were among the slogans chanted at the protest.
‘It is my responsibility to acknowledge the hostility that you have shown to the Jewish community, and the anti-Semitic statements and actions you have allowed as leader of the Labour Party U.K.,’ said Israel’s Labor head Avi Gabbay.
The call to recognize the mass murders of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman government in 1915 as genocide follows a war of words between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Turkish President Erdoğan, including Erdoğan calling Israel a “terrorist state.”