Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Thursday, May 18, 2023
Netanyahu: I made sure the Flag March went ahead ‘because of the threats’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that he made sure the Flag March in the Old City of Jerusalem today went ahead to send a message that Israel would not back down due to threats.
“Despite the threats, and I’ll tell you, because of the threats, I instructed to hold the Flag March with its many participants on its original path,” Netanyahu says at an event in Ammunition Hill marking Jerusalem Day.
Netanyahu says that the recent conflict with Gaza sent a message “not just to them, but to other places in the region, who are looking at the impressive operational abilities of the State of Israel.”