In Rome, Netanyahu says terror shooting will only motivate ‘deepening our roots’

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks in Rome’s Spanish Synagogue on March 9, 2023. (Lazar Berman/Times of Israel)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks in Rome’s Spanish Synagogue on March 9, 2023. (Lazar Berman/Times of Israel)

ROME — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returns to the microphone at the Spanish Synagogue in Rome, telling those gathered that he had just received word of a shooting “in the heart of Tel Aviv tonight.”

“We will continue to build our nation, we will continue to deepen our roots, and to build our common future. As brothers and sisters,” he says. Netanyahu sends his prayers to those wounded and praises the security forces operating in the area.

The assembled guests then sing Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem.

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