"Our enemies sanctify death,
The Jewish people sanctify life."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
On June 22 1982, then Senator Joe Biden confronted then Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, threatening to cut off aid to Israel. Begin forcefully responded:
“Don’t threaten us with cutting off your aid. It will not work. I am not a Jew with trembling knees. I am a proud Jew with 3,700 years of civilized history. Nobody came to our aid when we were dying in the gas chambers and ovens. Nobody came to our aid when we were striving to create our country. We paid for it. We fought for it. We died for it. We will stand by our principles. We will defend them. And, when necessary, we will die for them again, with or without your aid.”
"Every critic of Israel must ask himself how he would expect the security forces of his own country to react if terrorists armed with rifles and Molotov cocktails began to march on his country's border?"
Danny Danon, Israeli Ambassador to the UN
"Let the word go forth from Jerusalem today.... Israel lives!!
Shout it from the housetops that Israel lives!
Let every Islamic terrorist hear this message--Israel lives!
Let it be heard in the halls of the United Nations--Israel lives.
Let it echo down the marble halls of the Presidential Palace in Iran--Israel lives!
Let it be known to all men that Israel lives because "He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep" .Psalm 121.4
As King David prayed three thousand years ago, we pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for all its inhabitants!
Let the name of the Lord be glorified today for the defender of Israel today, tomorrow and forever -is here!
Let's all shout Hallelujah Amen!"
Prayer of Dedication of the US Embassy, Jerusalem, May 14, 2018
Pastor John Hagee, Founder and Chairman, Christians United For Israel