Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed his admirationֲ to French President François Hollande,ֲ Thursdayֲ afternoon,ֲ for France's military action in Mali and his regret for the loss of life among the French troops.
Netanyahu told Hollande,ֲ "You have taken a courageous step against radical Islamic terrorism. In my meetings with leaders of African countries, I learned how this threatens the future of the continent. While there are states where the terrorist threat is thousands of miles away from their own citizens, we in Israel know first hand the threat of global terrorism. Here it is a hundred meters away from home."