Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Bloomberg Visit World Trade Center Memorial

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) –– Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited the 9/11 memorial with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The two spent about 40 minutes at the memorial Thursday night. Netanyahu touched the names of the Israeli citizens killed in the attacks and placed a wreath at the southwest corner of the Southern Pool.

Bloomberg says Netanyahu called the memorial “unbelievable” and said it was very moving.

Netanyahu’s wife, 9/11 memorial president Joe Daniels and memorial designer Michael Arad were also there for the visit.

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  • Greenman

    David Ben Gurion (the first Israeli Prime Minister): “If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti – Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?” Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121

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