Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the international community on Sunday to condemn terrorism against Israel as they condemn terrorism everywhere else. “In Israel, as in France, terrorism is terrorism and standing behind it is radical Islam and its desire to destroy its victims. The time
has come for the world to wake up and unite in order to defeat terrorism,” he said in comments at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. “We should remember – we are not to blame for the terrorism directed against us, just as the French are not to blame for the terrorism directed against them. It is the terrorists who are to blame for terrorism, not the territories, not the settlements and not any other thing. It is the desire to destroy us that perpetuates this conflict and drives the murderous aggression against us,” Netanyahu stressed.