Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wished the one million Muslim citizens in Israel a “Ramadan Kareem” on Thursday, noting that Muslims “play a vital role in our society.”
The prime minister pointed out that “more and more Israeli Muslims are integrating into Israeli society,” and said that is exactly what he wants to see. “I want them to become part of the Israeli success story,” he said.
“Israel is the Jewish State, the nation-state of the Jewish people. But Israel is also home to Muslims, Christians, Ba’hais and so many others. In the free society that is Israel, all citizens enjoy full individual rights, regardless of race, creed or general. We live together, we learn from one another,” he said.
“I hope that one day all our neighbors will emulate this respect for human life and diversity. I want to wish Ramadan Kareem to Israel’s Muslim citizens and to Muslims around the world.”