World Jewish News
’We must all work together to stop the attacks on Israel’s legitimacy'
19.09.2017, Israel and the World
‘’We must all work together to stop the attacks on Israel’s legitimacy. Such actions and statements that we hear against Israel – denying our rights and threatening our existence – are unacceptable. They do not promote understanding or cooperation among nations,’’ said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as he hosted a Rosh Hashanah reception for foreign ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps serving in Israel.
He added: ‘’The fact that Iran continue to regain more and more legitimacy, while Iranian leadership continue to call for Israel's destruction is unacceptable. This does not promote humanistic values. Values that are at the heart of our peoples, of our countries, and of our friendships.”
The President said that Israel desired to strengthen its diplomatic and trade ties with countries around the world. “In the last year, we worked hard to strengthen our relations on all five continents of the world. Asia, Africa, South America, North America, Europe, and Australia. We truly believe that strong international relationships, good cooperation, and international free trade agreements will foster prosperity around the world.”
Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, the ambassador of the Dominican Republic, Alex De La Rosa Garabito, thanked the President and First Lady and said, “This year is the 70th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel,“ and added "What you have managed to do here against all odds is nothing short of a miracle.“
Speaking of the challenges the world faced today, the ambassador said, “Anti-Semitism shows is it ugly head again. Terrorism strikes everywhere. Radical intolerance, violence, civil strife, plague our world and affect everybody. As always Israel finds itself on the forefront.”