Thursday, September 26, 2019


João Lemos Esteves, a lecturer in the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon and a contributor to two major Portuguese newspapers, penned an open letter of gratitude to Netanyahu

Here, from Israel Hayom, is just a part of that letter:

For me, the most relevant thing is the resolution to defend the existence and security of the State of Israel.

Even now when most political analysts say you are weaker than you've been in a decade, I say thank you. Gratitude is not valued in politics but it is still an imperative of human conscience.

Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister, for standing up to radical Islamic terrorism, when the so-called “international community” was drunk in love with US President Barack Obama’s utopian and naive alliance with the exporters of worldwide terror. You had the courage to defy these "geniuses" and defend Israel and its values.

Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister, for denouncing the barbaric regime of Iran's ayatollahs, who keep their own people hostage while spreading violence, fear, and death all over the world.

Iran is an existential threat to our values, our countries, and our peoples.

And thank you, Mr. Prime Minister, for denouncing so bravely the disastrous Iran nuclear deal – an evil strangely embraced by the main European nations. (Thank God, US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from such a terrible international accord.)

Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister, for making Israel a true startup nation with a great sense of innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth. Israel has become an example to the whole world of a dynamic and boundlessly creative society with a thriving economy.

Despite all the criticism, Mr. Prime Minister, I know with 100% certainty that, whatever happens, you will be, as Trump says all the time, the first cheerleader for Israel around the world. You are a true patriot who knows that there is nothing more important than acting in Israel's best long-term interests.

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