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Bennett tells Christian media summit: Israel protects rights of all religions

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addresses the Fifth Annual Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem, on November 11, 2021. (Screenshot)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addresses the Fifth Annual Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem, on November 11, 2021. (Screenshot)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addresses the 5th annual Christian Media Summit, and focuses on the threat Israel faces from Iran.

“Here in Israel were are also fighting a very visible enemy, radical militant Islam,” says Bennett, adding that the terrorism originating from Tehran threatens the entire region.

The prime minister notes that “Israel protects the rights of Christians as we protect the rights of all religions.”

“Today more than ever, Christians stand united with Israel, today more than ever, Israel stands united with Christians.”

Turning to the 2020 Abraham Accords, Bennett says that there is a “new dawn of Israel’s standing in the region… Just like doors of Abraham’s tents were open, the doors of Israel remain open to a better future.”

“We are here. We are strong. And we are not going anywhere,” he concludes. “Thank you for your support.”

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid thanks the Christian journalists at the summit for fighting antisemitism.

“Thank you for telling our story,” he says. “Thank you for listening to our story. Thank you for being part of our story.”

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