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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Andrew Marr show in UK, Nov. 5 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told interviewer Andrew Marr in Britain on Sunday that rather than being a perpetrator of torture, Israel is a beacon of democracy in the Middle East.


Netanyahu said Iran has hopes of destroying Israel from within a short range, perhaps via one of its proxy terrorist groups along Israel’s borders north or south.

He pointed out that the Islamic State terrorist organization is rapidly losing the remainder of its territory in Syria. But as that happens, said Netanyahu, Iran filling the space left behind.

The Islamic Republic is trying to establish a permanent military presence it Syria, along Israel’s northern border. But Israel won’t allow that to happen, he said.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.