Full Text of Netanyahu Speech to AIPAC 2012

March 5, 2012 10:40 pm 36 comments

Prime Minister Netanyahu waves to an adoring crowd at AIPAC. Photo: Ruvi Leider.

Full text of the speech delivered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to delegates at the AIPAC pilocy conference in Washington D.C. 2012.

5 March, 2012

Thank you. Todah rabah.

Thank you very much.

Sara and I want to thank you for that wonderful reception. This applause that could be heard as far away as Jerusalem .  Jerusalem – the eternal and united capital of Israel.

Thank you Howard, Rosy, Michael, and thank you all the leadership of AIPAC.  Thank you for everything that you do.

I know that more than a half of the members of Congress are in attendance here tonight.  I deeply appreciate your being here.

Michael, you said that when I spoke last May, in Congress, you – the members of congress – stood up to applaud the State of Israel.

Now I ask for another applause.  Now I ask the 13,000 friends of Israel who are here tonight to stand up and applaud you – the representatives of the United States for standing up for Israel.  Democrats and Republicans alike, I salute your unwavering support to the Jewish state

I want to send a special message to a great friend of Israel who is not here tonight:  Senator Mark Kirk, the co-author of the Kirk-Menendez Iran Sanctions Act.

Senator Kirk, I know you’re watching this tonight.  Please get well soon.  America needs you;  Israel needs you.

I send you wishes for a speedy recovery.  So get well and get back to work.

I also want to recognize Yossi Peled, who is here tonight.  Yossi, would you please stand up.

Yossi was born in Belgium.  His parents hid him with a Christian family during the Holocaust, World War II.  His father and many other members of his family were murdered at Auschwitz.

His mother survived the Holocaust, returned to reclaim Yossi, and brought him to Israel.  He became one of Israel’s bravest and greatest generals.  And today, he serves as a minister in my cabinet.

Yossi’s life is the story of the Jewish people – the story of a powerless and stateless people who became a strong and proud  nation, able to defend itself.

And ladies and gentlemen, Israel must always reserve the right to defend itself.

I want to recognize Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren.  Michael, you’re doing an outstanding job.  Thank you for all you do for our country.  And thank you for everything you are doing for the friendship between Israel and the United States.

I also want to recognize Ambassador Dan Shapiro, the United States’ Ambassador to Israel.  President Obama is right, your Hebrew is improving, though it is not on par with Michael Oren’s.  Dan, we appreciate your efforts to strengthen the alliance between America and Israel.

Are there any students here tonight?

Is there anyone here from Florida?

from New York?

from Wisconsin?  — that’s important. I’ll tell you about it later

from California?

You’re the future, and thank you all for ensuring the future of the great alliance between America and Israel.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Tonight, I’d like to talk to you about a subject that no one has been talking about recently…: Iran.

Every day, I open the newspapers and read about these redlines and these timelines.  I read about what Israel has supposedly decided to do, or what Israel might do.

Well, I’m not going to talk to you about what Israel will do or will not do,             I never talk about that.  But I do want to talk to you about the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran.  I want to explain why Iran must never be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.

President Obama has reiterated his commitment to prevent that from happening.  He stated clearly that all options are on the table,   and that American policy is not containment.

Well, Israel has exactly the same policy — We are determined to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons; we leave all options on the table; and containment is definitely not an option.

The Jewish state will not allow those who seek our destruction to possess the means to achieve that goal.

A nuclear armed Iran must be stopped.

Amazingly, some people refuse to acknowledge that Iran’s goal is to develop nuclear weapons.  You see, Iran claims to do everything it’s doing, that it’s enriching uranium to develop medical isotopes.

Yeah, that’s  right.

A country that builds underground nuclear facilities,  develops intercontinental ballistic missiles, manufactures thousands of centrifuges, and that absorbs crippling sanctions,  is doing all that in order to advance…medical research.

So you see, when that Iranian ICBM is flying through the air to a location near you, you’ve got nothing to worry about.  It’s only carrying medical isotopes.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then what is it?

That’s right, it’s a duck.  But this duck is a nuclear duck.  And it’s time the world started calling a duck a duck.

Fortunately, President Obama and most world leaders understand that the claim that Iran’s goal is not to develop nuclear weapons is simply ridiculous.

Yet incredibly, some are prepared to accept an idea only slightly less preposterous: that we should accept a world in which the Ayatollahs have atomic bombs.

Sure, they say, Iran is cruel, but it’s not crazy.   It’s detestable but it’s deterrable.

My friends,

Responsible leaders should not bet the security of their countries on the belief that the world’s most dangerous regimes won’t use the world’s most dangerous weapons.

And I promise you that as Prime Minister, I will never gamble with the security of the State of Israel.

From the beginning, the Ayatollah regime has broken every international rule and flouted every norm.  It has seized embassies, targeted diplomats.  It sends its own children through mine fields; it hangs gays and stones women; it supports Assad’s brutal slaughter of the Syrian people; it is the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism: It sponsors Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza and terrorists throughout the Middle East, Africa, even South America.

Iran’s proxies have dispatched hundreds of suicide bombers, planted thousands of roadside bombs, and they fired over twenty thousand missiles at civilians.

Through terror from the skies and terror on the ground, Iran is responsible for the murder of hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans.

In 1983, Iran’s proxy Hezbollah blew up the Marine barracks in Lebanon, killing 240 US Marines.  In the last decade, it’s been responsible for murdering and maiming American soldiers in Afghanistan and in Iraq.

Just a few months ago, it tried to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the US in a restaurant just a few blocks from here.  The assassins didn’t care that several Senators and members of Congress would have been murdered in the process.

Now this is real chutzpa, Iran accuses the American government of orchestrating 9/11, and that’s as brazen as denying the Holocaust, and they do…

Iran calls for Israel’s destruction, and they work for its destruction – each day, every day.

This is how Iran behaves today, without nuclear weapons.  Think of how they will behave tomorrow, with nuclear weapons.  Iran will be even more reckless and a lot more dangerous.

There’s been plenty of talk recently about the costs of stopping Iran.  I think it’s time we started talking about the costs of not stopping Iran.

A nuclear-armed Iran would dramatically increase terrorism by giving terrorists a nuclear umbrella. Let me try to explain what that means, a nuclear umbrella.

It means that Iran’s terror proxies like Hezbollah, Hamas will be emboldened to attack the United States, Israel, and other countries because they will be backed by a power that has atomic weapons.  So the terrorism could grow tenfold.

A nuclear-armed Iran could choke off the world’s oil supply and make real its threat to close the Straits of Hormouz.

If you’re worried about the price of oil today, imagine how high oil prices could get once a nuclear-armed Iran starts blackmailing the world.

If Iran gets nuclear weapons, it would set off a mad dash by Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and others to acquire nuclear weapons of their own.  The world’s most volatile region would become a nuclear tinderbox waiting to go off.

And here’s the worst nightmare of all, with nuclear weapons, Iran could threaten all of us with nuclear terrorism.

It could put a nuclear device in a ship heading to any port or in a truck parked in any city, anywhere in the world.

I want you to think about what it would mean to have nuclear weapons in the hands of those who lead millions of radicals who chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”

When you think about that m you’ll reach a simple conclusion: for the sake of our prosperity, for the sake of our security, for the sake of our children, Iran must not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons!

Of course, the best outcome would be if Iran decided to abandon its nuclear weapons program peacefully.  No one would be happier than me and the people of Israel if Iran dismantled its program.

But so far, that hasn’t happened.  For fifteen years, I’ve been warning that a nuclear-armed Iran is a grave danger to my country and to the peace and security of the entire world.

For the last decade, the international community has tried diplomacy.  It hasn’t worked.

For six years, the international community has applied sanctions.  That hasn’t worked either.

I appreciate President Obama’s recent efforts to impose even tougher sanctions against Iran.  These sanctions are hurting Iran’s economy, but unfortunately, Iran’s nuclear program continues to march forward.

Israel has waited patiently for the international community to resolve this issue.  We’ve waited for diplomacy to work.  We’ve waited for sanctions to work.  None of us can afford to wait much longer.

As Prime Minister of Israel, I will never let my people live in the shadow of annihilation.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Some commentators would have you believe that stopping Iran from getting the bomb is more dangerous than letting Iran have the bomb.  They say that a military confrontation with Iran would undermine the efforts already underway; that it would be ineffective; and that it would provoke an even more vindictive response by Iran.

I’ve heard these arguments before.  In fact, I’ve read them before — In my desk, I have copies of an exchange of letters between the World Jewish Congress and the United States War Department.

Here are the letters:

The year was 1944.  The World Jewish Congress implored the American government to bomb Auschwitz.  The reply came five days later.  I want to read it to you.

Such an operation could be executed only by diverting considerable air support essential to the success of our forces elsewhere…

and in any case, it  would be of such doubtful efficacy that it would not warrant the use of our resources…

And, my friends, here’s the most remarkable sentence of all, and I quote:

Such an effort might provoke even more vindictive action by the Germans.

Think about that – “even more vindictive action” — than the Holocaust.

My Friends,

2012 is not 1944.  The American government today is different.  You heard it in President Obama’s speech yesterday.

But here’s my point:

The Jewish people are also different.  Today we have a state of our own.  And the purpose of the Jewish state is to defend Jewish lives and to secure the Jewish future.

Never again will we not be masters of the fate of our very survival. Never again.

That is why Israel must always have the ability to defend itself, by itself, against any threat.

We deeply appreciate the great alliance between our two countries.  But when it comes to Israel’s survival, we must always remain the masters of our fate.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Israel’s fate is to continue to be the forward position of freedom in the Middle East.  The only place in the Middle East where minorities enjoy full civil rights; the only place in the Middle East where Arabs enjoy full civil rights; the only place in the Middle East where Christians are free to practice their faith; the only place in the Middle East where real judges protect the rule of law.

And as Prime Minister of Israel, I will always protect Israel’s democracy – always.  I will never allow anything to threaten Israel’s democratic way of life.  and most especially, I will never tolerate any discrimination against women.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This week, we will read how one woman changed Jewish history.

In Synagogues throughout the world, the Jewish people will celebrate the festival of Purim.  We will read how some 2,500 years ago, a Persian anti-Semite tried to annihilate the Jewish people.

And we will read how that plot was foiled by one courageous woman – Esther.

In every generation, there are those who wish to destroy the Jewish people.

In this generation, we are blessed to live in an age when there is a Jewish state capable of defending the Jewish people.

And we are doubly blessed to have so many friends like you, Jews and non-Jews alike, who love the State of Israel and support its right to defend itself.

So as I leave you tonight I thank you for your friendship.  Thank you for your courage.  Thank you for standing up for the one and only Jewish state.

Thank you all and happy Purim.

36 Comments

  • OMG! Listening to the speeches of PM Netanyahu reminds me that Israel is the apple of God’s eye. May God anoint you like the judges and kings of Israel’s past. Surely God’s hand is upon this Isralelite. He is a credible, charismatic and gutsy leader….every time I look upon him, I am reminded of the “true, the good and the beautiful,”…a rare kind blessed with intelligence, courage and humor. Keep it up Mr. Bibi.. We need your kind here in the Philippines. God be with you and I hope you believe Jesus because Jeshue Hu Adon!

  • Carrie from Canada

    Prime Minister Netanyahu,

    Along with many other Canadians, I stand on guard for you and your country, upholding you in prayer, and coming to your defence by speaking the truth about your nation Israel. You are the apple of Hashem’s eye!

    Bless you, bless you, bless you!

    • solomon zulaikha

      alon with my other friends and family relation,I admire you and your policy.Without a person like you,the people do not understand us. I have a family spread all over Israel,especially in Bersheva, who migrated from Iraq 60 years ago. ,whereas I came to australia – 1941 after the Farhood.. May God bless you and keep you. I am almost 90 years of age, and convinced of your government policy will lead to the Jewish welfare all over the world. Shalom

  • William Keyes

    He’s a true statesman. And, he really loves his country and people. I will surely pray for him and Israel. “I will bless those that bless you…….

  • I didn’t like the comment criticizing the US in 1944. That situation was a possible wrong or maybe taken out of context . I don’t know. This hurt or wrong has never been forgotten & some blame the US of not caring about the murder of millions of innocents.That was a different time & different people. Contrary to what he said, Israelis are not very tolerant of other religions.Being a democracy doesn’t do anything for our interests. We have more than helped the state of Israel. They not forgetting a wrong that the Democratic politicians in 1944 committed is wrong & prove they trust nobody & never will. They have every right to take out Iran & they should. They have the atomic weapons to do it. We took care of Iraq for them , only they have the wherewithal to take out their enemies in Iran!

    • You also have to remember that the U.S. did not want any part in WWII. (This is why I think Ron Paul is such a bad idea for the U.S.) We tried to isolate ourselves out of the war. Look what happened. We were forced into the war because the opposing team blew Pearl Harbor to bits.

      Do I like the fact that America ignored it that far? No. I don’t. Not one bit. I hate war as much as the next American, but we can’t turn a cold shoulder to our allies. You can’t blame them for being nervous about their survival getting ignored when its happened before. In the most grotesque way possible. There is, sadly, a growing population of Americans that claim the Holocaust never happened.

      History has a habit of repeating itself, no? He brought up 1944 as a way to remind us what happens when we don’t take action against a very real, very dangerous and evil threat. Take it as criticism if you will, I’ll take it as a reminder. I’ve been to Auschwitz. I wrote it in the guest book at the door and I’ll say it again. Never Again.

    • Phil danner

      I would love to have this man as a candidate running for the office of president of the US.

      And in reply to the comment about the Jews being intolerant of other religions…..only in the Christian nations and in Israel do ALL faiths worship openly and freely.

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  • Despite my intense dislike for Bibi, I like this speech.
    At these precarious times of our world, where “wise men” are inclined to use the spoken word to protect us and themselves from misguided lunatics (i.e. what you would call evil people), somebody needs to put words into action and for a change I do agree with a hawkish leader.
    I just hope that when the issue explodes (no pun intended) the Iranian people will not have to pay the price for their leadership.

  • War comes to people, even those who dont want it. Isreal should strike. Their survival depends on it.

  • Jeffrey Ellis

    Bibi’s paraphrasing of the Book of Esther is off by quite a bit. First of all, Haman was no more Persian than Esther and Mordechai — he was an Amalekite, they were Jews. Secondly, The Persian King Ahasuaras/Cyrus/Xerxes, is considered by Jewish tradition to be a hero — a messiah, even. The Persians never set out to destroy the Jews. Quite the contrary. Bibi twisted the holiday of Purim for his own political purposes

    • William Keyes

      I have to differ with you. Haman was an Amelekite and the enemy of jews. He went to Ahasuerus and had his seal put on letters sent to every province to annihilate the jews in every province on a certain day. Mordechai found out about it and went to his niece, Esther and told her. The oft quoted verse… “for such a time as this” was in response to Esther ignoring the threat of the jews annihilation by Haman if she ignored it and salvation would come through another divine deliver.

  • Willene W. Addington

    As an American grandmother who lived thru WW11 hearing,seeing that terror for the world and has watched us in this country for 50 years now decline in Biblical principles, in strength and purpose of right and wrong I am like Jerry envious of Israel’s leadership, strong and unbending where evil exists. I have witnessed a family terrorized by a young member who was allowed to do so. The results can be terrible with all kinds of fakery and destruction in the family in the long run to keep peace, it does not work without pain and many problems worse than correction to begin with. A country can do the same with disaster sometimes anarchy, slavery and death. I applaud Prime Mminister Netanyahu because I believe he knows one cannot make accomodation with evil, will we act here in America in that wise manner?

  • Bibi has it right. The cost of a nuclear armed Iran is much greater than the cost of attacking them now, before they get the bomb. Done right, it might even help the Iranian people revolt. Should Iran get the bomb, they will develop missles. Those missles will go down to Chavez and be used to threaten the US. It will be like the old USSR days, except with a crazed, religious zealot USSR. They will distribute some to infiltrators who will keep them in the US. “Don’t do what we want, and we will set off one of our agent’s bomb in a US city.” If you were them, in their frame of mind, that is exactly what you would do.

  • As a life time citizen of the United States, every time I hear the Prime Minister speak, I am envious of the Israeli people for the leadership he presents. At a time of significant threat of peril, he is steadfast and urgently discerning of his country’s need in the middle of a wasteland of vipers ready to destroy them. I am a Christian, and I am extremely grateful and enduring to the Iraeli people for not only their current state of leadership, but also their place in world history. Their current state and their leadership on this very important issue is to be admired. No other nation in the world will stand up to the radical minority that holds the peaceful muslim religion hostage. This tiny country in the center of our world has shown purpose, resolve, and moral authority. There is an Old Testament Proverb that says.. “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
    God speed to you Israel!

    To our brothers and sisters in Israel, our hearts are with you, and we pray for you daily. Shalom! To our God fearing peaceful Muslim brothers and sisters we do the same. Salam!

    • You speak well with one very important exception…Any religion whose founder cut peoples’ heads off and violated treaties he made with others…I do not call that a religion of peace.

      • I understand your feelings, and I respect your thoughts about the gruesome violence we’ve witnessed, but hear my concern for those who descend from the same covenent as our own–Abraham. God blessed Ishmael as noted in Genesis. I don’t portend an excuse for any. I only choose to look at these issues on a very deep level–deeper than what we see today. I probably should not say this, but may God provide me boldness to clarify that the one thread that redeems all three of us–Jews, Muslims, and Christians is the Son, the Messiah, the one detailed by the Prophet, Isaiah in Chapters 53 and 61 of the Talmud/Old Testament. His name is Yeshua/Jesus, the Christ–the one raised from the dead. His resurrection made all men free and all peoples are made right with God through Him. His passion for us brings peace–the peace that is longed for throughout our lands. I believe it will take more than a peace treaty to bring peace. Watch for the prophecies in Ezekial 38 and 39. The living God himself will make this right between us.

        Despite my own beliefs. As I’ve learned about God, through the teachings of the Bible–Old and New Testament–written by mostly Jewish leaders of the time as well as mapping Biblical events with secular world history including modern day history, I have learned about His deep love and passion for Israel. Anything or anyone that my God adores this way, count me with them. Count me with Israel.

        I believe this is why so many in America love Israel; because we know how much our God loves and adores Israel. We know how important the people of Israel are to “Him who is able to keep us from falling.”… Shalom!

        • I believe that since the Jewish people rejected the Lord Jesus as savior they turned their back on God’s Son. They are no longer the chosen ones. Zion is not in the land of Israel but in the heavenly realm only. God’s chosen ones are the believers in Christ. They still can accept the lord Jesus as their Lord & Savior. John 3:16

          • Claudia Stayton

            Oh, Norm, I understand what you say but I cannnot agree. God’s love for the Jewish people begins on page one of the Bible and concludes on the last page – with Jesus calling ALL OF US to him. God is always active in our lives and the world around us, and that includes the lives of the Jewish people. God loves them – make no mistake!

          • William Keyes

            Yes, for the time being they have rejected the Messiah but please remember that they are the true vine, we are the branches and grafted in. We can’t and don’t exist without being part of the whole. A partial hardening has come on the jews but that’s God’s mercy, because at their rejection of their Messiah, it allowed the Gentiles salvation. When God told Abraham that he would be a father of many nations and would have ancestors as many as the stars, non-jews, Gentiles were included in the Abrahamic Covenant through Jesus Christ. Never, never believe that we stand without the jews. They, we are the apple of His eye.

    • Beautifully said!

  • Abed-Nego Jeremiah

    Could it be on march 9th?

  • An insight on Iran’s fanaticism…
    A fox and a scorpion stood by a stream. The scorpion asked the fox to give him a ride on his back to the other side because the scorpion could not swim. The fox exclaimed “No, you are a scorpion; you will sting me and kill me”. The scorpion promised not to do so. And the fox complied. Half way across the stream the scorpion stung him. The fox in agony asked “Why did you do that? Now we will both drown”! The scorpion retorted “I can’t help myself. I am a scorpion”!

  • Donna Harris

    No wonder Obama doesn’t like it when Netanyahu comes to the U.S. and speaks. It gives us Americans Leader envy! How inadequate Obama must feel after simply hearing the words of Netanyahu, let alone being alone in a room with him!

  • This was the speech of the 21st century. The gravity of the issue was clearly illustrated by PM Natanyahu. We have seen in the past so many stall tactics by Iran and others proclaiming innocence of ill intentions. Yet the outcomes of these proclaimed intentions have always confirmed that the suspicions were accurate. The maniacal regimes, that unfortunately control closed societies around the world, compound and mutate their own belief systems internally through the manifestation of hatred and deceit. And eventually they reach the state of being unreachable.
    The risk to not only Israel, but extrapolated beyond to the targets of state sponsored terrorism, is profound and real. A terrorist regime in possession of nuclear capability cannot and will not be allowed to exist. The many configurations of nuclear devices allows for innumerable and potentially undetectable deployments anywhere in the world. You can imagine what would come along with that fact. The targets of Iran’s fanatical leaders have always been made clear. It starts with Israel then dominos to the U.S. and finally to any country not subscribing to their radical Muslim distortions. Religion is used as a tool only to vale the dark secrets of their diseased minds. And they lead the sheep to slaughter.
    The questions of the willingness on the part of Iran to impart, unprovoked, this unthinkable harm to Israel are now beyond consideration. Any risk at all is too much when having been projected from a radical regime for so long. A radical regime that openly deceives the world of its intentions for the use of enriched uranium, while saber rattling and conducting terror for decades, is a real threat. Not imagined.

    They must be stopped. And they will be stopped.

    I admire and respect you PM Natanyahu.

  • This is not a declaration of war.

    If Israel attacks the nuclear installations in Iran (as it did in Iraq), it will do everything possible to minimize casualties to people — unlike Iran, which has flatly stated its intention to wipe Israel of the map.

    • Steven Edward Aanes

      Thank you, bruder! Let’s not forget that the children that the Iranians killed were orphans that Ahm-in-a-jihad told would go to heaven if they were killed by an Iraqi mine. That Hitler clone had emptied the orphanages and used the kids as fodder.
      The fact is that it seems to me that Islam is all about the worship of death. I have seen nothing otherwise.
      In Britain now, there are places that native people cannot go and be protected by British law because shariah reigns in Muslim neighborhoods.
      Think it can’t happen here?
      It can…and is. Look at Detroit.
      Uncle Bibi is right. It is past time to fix this mess and put out the traitors and cowards in Washington who have caused this situation and yet don’t have to live with the consequences like regular people have to.

  • Good for you, Bibi! Approach this as an aerial D-Day. Throw everything at it, to do as much damage to this hateful regime’s nuclear facilities as possible. When (and for as long as) Iran couter-attacks, the goal should be to continue the assault by crippling it militarily, politically and economically. This way, they’ll have greater difficulty churning uranium (even underground) when they’re having difficulty even thinking straight. After the smoke has cleared, state openly and plainly Israel’s reservation and right to do it again whenever the need arises. Any attack by their proxies should be dealt with as what it would truly represent: an attack from foreign adversaries in their attempt to destroy Israel. Take this opportunity to disable and destroy these terrorist jew-haters. Lastly, please ignore those who hate Israel or couldn’t care less about its existence, as at the end of the day, they really aren’t relevant. Good luck, Bibi, and God bless the Jewish State of Israel.

  • israel is preparing the world for its attack. Obama is whistling and twiddling his thumbs. If our President does not support Israel I hope that our Congress will have he common sense to do it themselves. Legally only Congress can declare war. If Obama refuses to comply then he can be impeached.

  • I dont think war is a Solution for anything. It just bring’s Famine, destruction and poverty and disturbance only. Their Might be other Options on how to Curtail Iran from Doing that. Such Great Powers in the World cannot Curtail Iran from Doing so i dont think that it is just Plain as we think . Something Else is there Hidden which commoners like u and me Might Not be knowing. Why Cant all the Powers stop Iran from Getting the RAW Material in the First Place. Why Cant they Put Sanctions against countries like china , russia WHO are Not Opposing Iran Rather supporting it……why Cant their be any Dialoge with Iran without bullying it and making them understand that the World is A friend to them Rather than projecting to them that they cannot Trust anybody. Making them understand that Nuclear is BAD for everybody…..i think the only Solution to all this is a neutral Open Media discussions LIVE on Air. So that the Whole World acknowledge the truth what is behind……since as of now wie have two diverse Media One Pro and One Against Iran and Israel……this is Not to hurt or Take Sides on anybody. I do not want anybody to take advantage of my name and use it for ill means. I am from india and i have been thought to live amicably with everybody among different cultures and religions……..take this message in a positive note and make this world a better place to live for our future generations…..have a look at the below link…….http://gu.com/p/35gke

    • Those ships have already sailed…

    • Mustafa,
      I agree with you. War should not be the answer., but then again, sometimes you need war to achive peace. many countries have tried together solving this issue with Iran via other means. This speech says it all. This is not secret, this was live. Everyone heard it. Even Iran. They have something to say they should speak up and say something besides wanting to destroy us all. I wish it was as simple as you express it.
      If other countries sucha s Russia, Pakistan sell any kind of formulas to enrich Uranium, plutonium or any kind of radioactive element they should be sanctioned. But how do you controll the black market?

    • Mustafa, I wish you were right and there was a peaceful way to deal with the barbaric Iranian regime, but every peaceful means has been tried again and again for over 30 years, and nothing has blocked their relentless march towards arming themselves with nuclear weapons.

      No one was more naive than our President Obama, who came into office thinking his personal charm would be enough to turn Iran from its violent objectives. As always with barbarians, every peaceful, friendly gesture we make is interpreted as weakness and lack of resolve. Barbarians respect only one thing: power. Try to make friends with them, and they lose all respect for you and think you’re a pushover.

      I wish Netanyahu could be sure our government will back him, but Obama is projecting nothing to but weakness, worry, and indecision. Bibi makes it clear Israel must go ahead with or without us.

      Sure, attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities is a risk. But as this speech shows, NOT acting may be the biggest risk of all.

    • It is great to be tolerant, unless an intolerant wants to kill you for your ways. Nuclear material, like anything else, can be had for a price. Iran has it, has a purpose for it, and even worse, has made its intentions known. Go Isreal, defend yourself.

  • If only the USA had a leader with the integrity and wisdom of Benjamin Netanyahu. Instead we have a guy who apologizes to the monsters who murdered two American boys in Afghanistan.

  • Ricardo Ribeiro

    Mr Netanyahu
    I wish I could say that the US was on your side at this moment but I am not sure that this present government will back you up, I really am not sure if I would trust it
    Go ahead do what is the best for the State os Israel before is to late. By the way, God is on your side, I just read on my bible.
    God bless you.

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    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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