Speaking from on top of a hill in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu offered a heartfelt message to Christians celebrating all around the world.
Bibi began the remarks by saying he was in Jerusalem and calling it “The Holy City.” In an extremely controversial move, President Trump started the process of moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, recognizing the diverse city as the undisputed capitol of Israel.
Bibi went on to assert that Israel is “a country that says ‘Merry Christmas.’”
I’m very proud to be the Prime Minister of Israel. A country that says Merry Christmas, first to its Christian citizens, and to our Christian friends around the world! I’m proud that Israel is a country where Christians not only survive but they thrive, because we believe in this friendship for all people.
Bibi then offered all Christians listening a personal tour of Israel and the holy spots relevant to Christianity next year. “I’ll be your guide in the footsteps of Jesus,” Bibi said, naming a number of holy spots, such as the Sea of Galilee and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.