Nir Barkat is the Mayor of Jerusalem. He is looking to end his very successful run as Jerusalem Mayor and go national. He has joined Netanyahu’s Likud party. Many look upon him as a Bibi type politician. A secular Zionist, with a strong Jewish identity. Also similar to Bibi, he is personally successful from the private sector and left his very successful business life in order to serve the public good in politics.
In this video, Barkat quotes a very powerful line from Netanyahu.“Terror is global, it is not local. If you don’t fight it here when it is small, it will catch up to you wherever you are in Europe and the rest of the world." Then Barkat adds his own addition. “There is only one way to deal with terror. Fight it. Defeat it. Together.” Those sentiments say it all.
Western European leaders prefer to look at the Palestinian Authority and Hamas terror against Israel as a legitimate struggle against Israel. Israel, however, sees it very differently. Their terror campaign against Israel is part of the global Islamic terror against Western civilization today.
Case in point, when Western leaders are silent about the terror used against Israel, those same terror tactics then are used in other countries in the Western world.
If they don’t want Islamic terror to happen in their countries then they must stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel and give Isreal 110% support to defeat the Islamic terror against us.
That is the only way for other countries to protect their countries as well from the growing, global Islamic terror.