In an interview with VICE News founder Shane Smith the week of the U.S. Jerusalem embassy opening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a harsh message to Palestinian leaders: "Abandon your fantasy of destroying Israel, abandon the fantasy that you will conquer Jerusalem, abandon the fantasy that says Israel will disappear. It will not."
This week, Israeli forces killed dozens of people trying to breach the border fence between the Gaza strip and southern Israel. The "March of Return" is a peaceful protest organized by Hamas leadership in Gaza to mark the 70th year since the establishment of the Jewish state.
"I think President Trump did a very important thing," Netanyahu said about the new embassy in Jerusalem. "He not only kept his promise and the promises of successive American presidents, he also recognized a simple reality. You are sitting right now in the government office of the Israeli government in Jerusalem. The prime minister’s office is right here in Jerusalem. The Israeli government, the seat of Israel’s government is in Jerusalem, which is its capital."
He added: "And it has been the capital of the Jewish people 'only' for 3,000 years. I think that’s the key, ultimately to peace. Because a peace that’s based on lies will crash on the rocks of Middle East reality."
"It’s time to tell Palestinians: abandon your fantasy of destroying Israel, abandon the fantasy that you will conquer Jerusalem, abandon the fantasy that says Israel will disappear. It will not," he said.
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