Netanyahu to Bulgarian PM: Our civilization under attack by ‘militant Islam’

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov and warns both countries are under attack by Islamic extremists.

“We are part of the same civilization, a civilization that values liberty, peace and progress, and today this civilization is under attack, most notably by the forces of militant Islam,” Netanyahu says after meeting Borisov in the Black Sea city of Varna.

Netanyahu charges Iran is the “most potent force” in this front and accuses the Islamic Republic of gobbling up countries in the Middle East and elsewhere.

He notes Israel’s role in uncovering a number of alleged Iranian attack plots in Europe and says Israel stands with European states in combating terrorism.

“This is not merely a battle for the future of our countries, but for the future of our common values and our common civilization, and by cooperating, we are stronger,” Netanyahu says.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets his Bulgarian counterpart Bokyo Borisov ahead of their meeting in the Black Sea coastal city of Varna, Bulgaria, on November 1, 2018. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

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