This week was Israel’s 75th independence day according to the Jewish calendar and to mark the occasion Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video message to Israel’s supporters around the world.

The Israeli leader said:

“Friends of Israel around the world, today, we are celebrating 75 years of Israel’s independence. What a transformation it has been to our people.

Seventy-five years ago, we emerged from the Holocaust, a wind-tossed people scattered around the globe, decimated, annihilated by the worst evil in history.

Yet today, Israel is a rising power among the world. It’s a technological juggernaut, one that is esteemed by the nations around the world, one that is helping people around so many countries: in Africa, in Asia, in Latin America and elsewhere.

We’ve become the example of how you build something seemingly from nothing. We do more with less. But it’s not from nothing that we’ve built this. We’ve built this based on the age old dream, that we never gave up, to return to our homeland, to rebuild our national life, to be able to defend ourselves, to be able to create and forge a future, a future of peace not only for ourselves but for others aswell. And indeed we’ve achieved peace, first with Egypt and Jordan, and most recently in the Abraham Accords with four other Arab states.

I intend to lead the expansion of this peace to unimaginable heights.

We have a brilliant future ahead of us. It is possible if we march towards it together, and we will do so, despite our differences, despite the robust arguments that you have in Israel’s robust democracy, we will march forward together.

Happy Independence Day, Israel.”

This year, we want to do more to bless Israel and the Jewish people.

We know that as we bless Israel this year, God will bless us, just as He promised in Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Now is the time to bless Israel and the Jewish people.