After being accused of “blatant racism” by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded on Tuesday night by calling Erdogan a “dictator that jails journalists” in his country.

“Turkey’s dictator Erdogan attacks Israel’s democracy while Turkish journalists and judges fill his prisons. What a joke! In Israel, no one is a second-class citizen. Israel is a democracy in which all Israelis, including our nearly 2 million Arab citizens, enjoy equal individual rights,” Netanyahu responded on Twitter.

“But Israel is also the one and only Jewish state, with a Star of David on our flag, Hatikvah our national anthem, Hebrew our official language and where a Law of Return gives every Jew around the world the right to return to our ancestral homeland,” the Israeli Prime Minister concluded.

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