​On Independence Day we look to the future with confidence. I believe in Israel’s strength, its spirit, its capabilities.

 PM Netanyahu's Independence Day message to Israeli Citizens

 

Copyright: GPO

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Office)
 
(Translated from Hebrew)
 
Dear citizens of Israel,
 
On the 65th Independence Day, we are proud of our state: a state that has gathered the Jewish exiles into the Land of Israel; a state that is at the forefront of global technology; a state with a strong army and a strong economy; an exemplary democracy for all its citizens; a state that is a home for every Jew. All of this was achieved thanks to you, thanks to each and every one of you. On Independence Day we look to the future with confidence. I believe in Israel’s strength, its spirit, its capabilities.
 
I don’t belittle the challenges before us, but knowing all that we have done here, all that we have been through, all that we have built, I believe that we are ready for any challenge.
 
Happy Independence Day.