WATCH: WW1 marked ‘turning point’ for Jews to defend themselves, Netanyahu says

Before cutting his trip short due to the intense fighting at the Israel-Gaza border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with several world leaders in Paris, marking 100 years since World War 1.

The Israeli leader remarked that hundreds of thousands of Jewish fighters participated in the war, which marked a turning point for Jews to defend themselves and paved the way for Zionism to flourish.