Monthly Archives: November 2020

Netanyahu Interviewed by Dubai TV on Nobel Peace Prize

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel — November 27, 2020 … Dubai state television correspondent Marwan al-Hal, at Ben-Gurion International Airport, at the welcoming ceremony for the first Flydubai commercial flight from Dubai, held a short interview with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and asked him about his candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Dubai state television correspondent Marwan al-Hal asked: “We would like to congratulate you on the nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. Congratulations! What do you say about that?”

Prime Minister Netanyahu: “To be so nominated by David Trimble, a genuine peacemaker who received the Nobel Peace Prize for a very good reason is a great honor, which I am honored to share with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.”

The Israel–United Arab Emirates normalization agreement, officially known as the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement: Treaty of Peace, Diplomatic Relations and Full Normalization Between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel, was initially agreed to in a joint statement by the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on August 13, 2020, officially referred to as the Abraham Accords.

The UAE thus became the third Arab nation, after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994, to agree to formally normalize its relationship with Israel, as well as the first Persian Gulf country to do so.

Israel Congratulates Biden

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel — November 8, 2020 … At today’s Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks:

“I would like to start with congratulations for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I have a long and warm personal connection with Joe Biden for nearly 40 years, and I know him as a great friend of the State of Israel. I am certain that we will continue to work with both of them in order to further strengthen the special alliance between Israel and the US.

For myself and for all citizens of the State of Israel, I again thank President Trump for the great friendship he showed the State of Israel and me personally. I congratulate him on recognizing Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, for his stand on Iran, for the historic peace accords and for bringing the alliance between Israel and the US to unprecedented heights. Thank you, President Trump.”

President of Israel Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin posted a message of congratulations on his YouTube channel to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, saying:

“I send my blessings and the blessings of all the people in Israel to our friend Joe Biden on your election as the 46th President of the United States of America, and also to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. I wish you congratulations and much success.

Mr. President-elect, I was pleased to welcome you to Jerusalem as Vice President and I look forward to welcoming you to Jerusalem as President of the United States. As a long-standing friend of Israel, you are now going to be the leader of the free world and of Israel’s closest and most important ally. Our bond is more than friendship. It is based on values, on our shared commitment to freedom and democracy.

I also want to thank President Trump for four years of partnership, strengthening Israel’s security, and to thank the American people for their support and friendship. I have no doubt that we will continue to grow and flourish in the future. God bless America. God bless all of you.”