“I want to begin my words by saying, on my own behalf, and in the name of the members of the designated government, in the name of this House, and in the name of all the citizens of Israel—thank you. Thank you to the outgoing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, for your many years of service, replete with achievements, for the sake of the State of Israel. As Prime Minister you acted throughout many years to embolden Israel’s political, security, and economic strength. I saw you from up-close, in extensive security deliberations, late into the night, investigating, making inquiries and considerations out of a sense of grave responsibility.
Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu, over the years, we have not always agreed, but we have both sacrificed much on a personal level in order to serve our people, the people of Israel. Expressing gratitude is a fundamental principle in Judaism. This is the time for the people to say to you, thank you.”
— spoken by the newly elected Prime Minister of Israel, Naftali Bennett 
2. When I read an article or a speech like this, I think more about the spiritual counter-part. Tony Evans promoted and highlights the value of doing that in his own ministry.
“H.B. Charles, Jr.: You’re also known for very powerful illustrations — are — what is that — and at this point. The first book I’m checking — if I need an illustration or something — is your book of illustrations are is that.
Dr. Tony Evans: It is that heavy crafting? Are you — over the years — on your feet . . . . illustrating — What is your philosophy of sermon illustration?
Well it’s you use a great word, and that was the word “philosophy” because I assume something – OK – and the assumption is everything is an illustration.
And because I operate with that assumption — it’s kind of hard — sometimes I do it’s when I’m with preachers — I tell them — point to point out something in the room, and they’ll just point out anything — and I’ll immediately turn into an illustration.
And maybe some of that is personality, but it’s also philosophy
because I assume that everything created has been created by God or is in opposition to God and therefore has a spiritual, theological framework — it can illustrate something in the spiritual realm
and because I’ve operated that way I see illustrations all the time
so I have some planned, and some come on the spot
and some events happen while I’m a while I’m preaching — something happens then it becomes an illustration at the moment — but the practice of that turns it into a mental orientation that that flows out because the more you do it — the better you get at it.