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Netanyahu offers assistance, urges West to unite against radical Islam

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implores the West to stand firm and fight back against radical Islam.

Netanyahu convened an emergency consultation with top officials, and offered intelligence and other assistance to France.

The panel, which included Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Mossad chief Tamir Pardo, among others, was advised to continue providing the French authorities with as much intelligence as possible and to refresh safety guidelines at the Israeli embassy in Paris and Jewish institutions throughout the country.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a press conference held in Jerusalem, December 17, 2014. (Emil Salman/POOL/FLASH90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a press conference held in Jerusalem, December 17, 2014. (Emil Salman/POOL/FLASH90)

“The terrorists have shown that they have the will to crush us, but they don’t have the capacity,” Netanyahu tweets on the Prime Minister of Israel’s Twitter account. “Now we must show that we have the will to defeat them and crush them. It must be followed by a broad based assault on the forces of radical Islam throughout the world. This is everybody’s battle.”

“We grieve with our French brothers & sisters. We reaffirm our commitment to work together to defeat the enemies of the democratic values,” concludes Netanyahu.

The prime minister sent a condolence letter to French President Francois Hollande Thursday, expressing empathy over a deadly terror attack at the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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