PM Netanyahu Visits Ariel University Center
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Tuesday, 8 January 2013), visited
the Ariel University Center of Samaria
, and made the following remarks:
"I would like to make it clear to the world: The danger to the world is not
a university in Ariel. The danger to the world is not that Israel is
building neighborhoods in Jerusalem. The danger is Iran, which is building
nuclear weapons. The danger is Syria's arsenals of chemical weapons. I call
on the world to take notice. History will judge harshly those who equate
democratic Israel, which is establishing a university, and dictatorial
regimes that slaughter their people and which hold atomic weapons of mass
destruction. We remain faithful to our homeland. We will continue to defend
our citizens, develop our country and build in our land. With G-d's help, we
will build and we will succeed."
At the start of his visit, Prime Minister Netanyahu was shown the
electro-static accelerator / free electron laser (EA-FEL)
, the only one of its kind in the country, and one of only six in the world.
Afterwards, the Prime Minister met with senior academic staff, including
Rector Prof. Michael Zinigrad as well as faculty deans, department heads,
professors, lecturers and senior scientists.