Netanyahu Hails Baku Ties as ‘Beacon of Jewish-Muslim Coexistence’

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (right) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Baku on Dec. 13
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (right) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Baku on Dec. 13

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (right) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Baku on Dec. 13


Aliyev hails $5 billion weapons purchase from Israel
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday has hailed cooperation with Azerbaijan as a beacon of Jewish and Muslim coexistence during his visit to Baku, which some in Israel are calling “historic.” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev cited his country’s purchase of almost $5 billion in weapons as a sign of that truly unholy “coexistence.”

“The world sees so much intolerance and darkness, this [Tel Aviv Baku cooperation] is an example of how the Muslim-Jewish relationship can and should be everywhere,” Netanyahu was quoted by the Times of Israel as saying during the first leg of his trip to Muslim nations in an effort to bolster security and diplomatic ties.

During the same press conference at Baku’s Zagulba Palace, Aliyev took the opportunity to boast about the ongoing military cooperation with Israel and the purchase of those weapons, which were used during Azerbaijan’s aggressive attack on Karabakh last April.

“To give you one figure to illustrate how broad this cooperation is, so far the contracts between Azerbaijani and Israeli companies with respect to purchasing of defense equipment is close to $5 billion. To be more precise, $4.85 billion,” said Aliyev who acknowledged that Baku was open to further weapons purchases from Tel Aviv.

With a dowry of $5 billion in weapons, Netanyahu’s visit to Baku consummated that marriage and only time will tell what menacing fruits it will bear.

Netanyahu, whose government has yet to recognize the crime of Genocide against the Armenians, has opted to align himself– and the Jewish State—with another a criminal regime whose actions thus far have been nothing but barbaric.

The more than 100 soldiers and civilians in Artsakh who were brutally killed when Azerbaijan launched its attack in April seem to have been the beneficiaries of Netanyahu’s so-called “Jewish-Muslim coexistence.”

Simply put, Netanyahu and Israel have blood on their hands.

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  1. Ayp Pen said:

    And I thought the vulgarity in which he slobbered over Arabian states during the 60 Minutes interview was bad. I think that the Russian factor (Israeli Russian relations) becomes that more significant for Yerevan. 25 years after the earthquake, war, and recent skirmish, we are as much an island as ever, like a landlocked version of Cuba.

  2. Ari said:

    Netanyahu has forgotten his speech and comments in the US Congress about Muslims.

    Israelilies deserve better politicians to represent their noble culture and people. Not money chasing corrupt opportunists like Netanyahu who have no morals or once of humanity in their veins.

  3. A.Napetian said:

    They look like Hitler and Mussolini at their good days, wish them the same end.

  4. Vahe Bastian said:

    Waste of money, waste of time, waste of energy, waste of life !
    The evil that they do will come back to haunt them,
    For every action has a natural reaction,
    Karma, cause and effect,
    Reap what you sow.

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