Netanyahu Says Palestinians Should “abandon the fantasy that they will conquer Jerusalem” (HBO)

JERUSALEM — The day after the U.S. officially opened its embassy in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat down with VICE founder Shane Smith to talk about the violence on the border with Gaza and the new threats he thinks Israel is facing from Iranian forces in Syria.

In the interview, Netanyahu praised President Trump’s December move to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“I think President Trump did an important thing,” Netanyahu said. “He not only kept his promise, and the promises of successive American presidents, he also recognized a simple reality — the seed of Israel’s government is in Jerusalem, which is its capital.”

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