“For in every generation there rose up those to destroy our people.
In antiquity, we faced destruction from the ancient empires of Babylon and Rome.
In the Middle Ages, we faced inquisition and expulsion.
And in modern times, we faced the pogroms and Holocaust.
Yet the Jewish people persevered.
And now another regime has arisen swearing to destroy Israel.
That regime would be wise to consider this.
I stand here today representing Israel a country 67 years young, but the nation state of a people nearly 4,000 years old.
Yet, the empires of Babylon and Rome are not represented in this hall of nations.
Neither is the thousand year Reich.
Those seemingly invincible empires are long gone.
But Israel lives.
The people of Israel live.
Am Israel Chai!”
– Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
United Nations, 2015