Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iran not to “test Israel’s resolve” after Tehran threatened to respond to an airstrike in Syria attributed to Israel that killed seven Iranian military officials.
“The events in recent days teach us that standing up to evil and aggression is the mission imposed on every generation,” he says at the official ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“Our policy can be summed up in three words: ‘Steadfastness against aggression.’ Steadfastness on defense, steadfastness on deterrence [and] steadfastness against anyone who threatens to destroy us,” he adds.
Referring to Iranian threats of retaliation over the alleged Israeli airstrike, Netanyahu warns Iran against attacking the Jewish state.
“Don’t test the resolve of the State of Israel,” he says.
Directly addressing Iranians, Netanyahu says “our two ancient peoples will be able to live together again” after the Islamic Republic falls.