Touting his own peace deals brokered in the past few months with Arab nations, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wished Christians around the world "peace on earth" and a Merry Christmas.
"This Christmas, the traditional greeting of 'Peace on Earth' - will once again be expressed by millions across the globe," he said. "This past year, and with the active help of the United States and President Trump, we have moved forward with the Abraham Accords, achieving historic breakthroughs between Israel and the Arab world."
"After 26 years without a new peace treaty, we've had four new agreements in less than four months. And this is just the beginning," he continued. "More and more Arab countries are rethinking traditional hostile attitudes towards Israel and are seeking reconciliation with the Jewish state."
"And so this Christmas when you pray for Israel and you pray for peace, know that your prayers are really being answered: Peace on Earth."
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.