Homepage News Prime Minister's Office PM Netanyahu Statement on Targeting of Qassem Soleimani Prime Minister's Office Press Releases PM Netanyahu Statement on Targeting of Qassem Soleimani Government The 34th Government, Benjamin Netanyahu Publish Date 03.01.2020 Share: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "Just as Israel has the right of self-defense, the United States has exactly the same right. Qassem Soleimani is responsible for the death of American citizens and many other innocent people. He was planning more such attacks. President Trump deserves all the credit for acting swiftly, forcefully and decisively. Israel stands with the United States in its just struggle for peace, security and self-defense."