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Netanyahu says ‘violent rioting’ in Washington opposite of US, Israeli values

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Violent protesters loyal to US President Donald Trump storm the Capitol, January 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Violent protesters loyal to US President Donald Trump storm the Capitol, January 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the attack on the US Capitol Building by pro-Trump rioters was “disgraceful” and the “opposite” of American and Israeli values.

Speaking alongside US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, the premier says the “rampage at the Capitol was a disgraceful act that must be vigorously condemned.”

“For generations, American democracy has inspired millions around the world and in Israel. American democracy has always inspired me,” he says.

“Lawlessness and violence are the opposite of the values we know Americans and Israelis cherish.I have no doubt that American democracy will prevail – it always has,” the prime minister adds.

Netanyahu does not mention US President Donald Trump by name.

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