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PM in Independence Day greeting: We’re just getting started

In an English-language video greeting in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proudly pledges that in terms of its accomplishments the Jewish state “is just getting started.”

“This year Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary. That’s 70 years of freedom, 70 years of democracy, 70 years of bettering the world,” he begins.

“Israel’s success didn’t happen overnight. Men and women from every walk of life – young and old, Jew, Christian, Muslim, religious and secular, men and women that have worked hard to build our nation.”

The prime minister says he has been struck by world leaders’ appreciation and admiration for the Jewish state.

“They seek Israel’s technology. They seek Israel’s ingenuity. They seek Israel’s genius.”

Netanyahu says he’s proud of the assistance Israel provides to people in Latin America, Africa and Asia, allowing them to “live healthier and safer lives.”

“Here’s the best part. We’re just getting started,” he announces proudly.

“I have no doubt that 70 years from now, Israel will be even stronger, even more prosperous than it is today. Thank you to our many friends around the world. Happy Birthday, Israel.”

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