Netanyahu: Tell the UN and the Media to ‘Go To Hell’

March 20, 2012 11:55 am 5 comments

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, holds up Nazi documents during his speech at the 64th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

It seems that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing one of the toughest decisions any leader could have; how to handle an enemy at your doorstep devoted to your destruction.  And in facing Iran, Netanyahu also has to handle the world’s most powerful man, President Obama, who, in the opinion of this writer, has never been a staunch ally of the State of Israel.

Rest assured, no matter what Netanyahu decides, it won’t be long before the United Nations condemns Israel for its actions (spoken or otherwise) against Iran, and I’m sure other nations will demand that Israel apologize for one thing or another. In 2011, Netanyahu was facing immense pressure from Obama and the world to compromise significantly with the Palestinians, and Netanyahu handled it amazingly well.  As Dan Friedman wrote in an op-ed, Netanyahu “is finally in touch with his inner Ze’ev Jabotinsky, having delivered a stinging public rebuke upon meeting the President on Friday. It was less a response than a lesson in Jewish history and Jewish pride. About the President’s plans for the Jewish state, Netanyahu said flatly, ’it ain’t gonna happen.’ That left Mr. Obama back on his heels and struggling to regain his balance.”

Clear language like this from Jabotinsky, the greatest Zionist leader ever, is precisely what is needed the next time the UN, Obama or world media condemns Israel. Israel as a nation is a modern miracle.  After six million Jews were murdered while the world stood by and watched, a nation was created and has been surrounded by enemies who have tried to destroy her from the very beginning of existence. They have failed, time and time again.

Prime Minister Netanyahu shouldn’t quote Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calling Zionists, “the most detested people in all humanity” and the extermination of six million Jews during World War II “a myth,” or that 9/11 was “a big fabrication,” or that there are no homosexuals in Iran, when defending Israel’s actions in the name of survival.  Rather, Netanyahu should stand up and loudly, clearly, coldly and calmly answer with the only argument that is understandable and accessible to the general public: “Go to Hell!”

Amazingly, Netanyahu’s simple speech can be something which was written over 100 years ago, in 1911, by Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the founder of the Revisionist movement (including the Betar Movement of which I served as national president).

Instead of excessive apology and instead of turning our backs to the accusers – as there is nothing to apologize for, and nobody to apologize to – it is long overdue to respond to all current and future accusations, reproaches, suspicions, slanders and denunciations by simply folding our arms and loudly, clearly, coldly and calmly answer,”Go to Hell!”

Who are we, to make excuses to them; who are they to interrogate us? What is the purpose of this mock trial over the entire people where the sentence is known in advance? Our habit of constantly and zealously answering to any rabble has already done us a lot of harm and will do much more. The situation that has been created as a result, tragically confirms a well known saying: “Qui s’excuse s’accuse” (He who apologizes condemns himself).

We ourselves have acquainted our neighbors with the thought that for every embezzling Jew, it is possible to drag the entire ancient people to answer, a people that was legislating at a time when their neighbors had not even invented a bast shoe. Every accusation causes such commotion among us that people unwittingly think, “Why are they so afraid of everything?’ Apparently their conscience is not clear.” Exactly because we are ready at every minute to stand at attention, there develops among the people an inescapable view about us, as of some specifically thievish tribe.

We think that our constant readiness to undergo a search without hesitation and to turn out our pockets will eventually convince mankind of our nobility; look what gentlemen we are–we do not have anything to hide! This is a terrible mistake. The real gentlemen are the people that will not allow anyone for any reason to search their apartments, their pockets or their souls. Only a person under surveillance is ready for a search at every moment. This is the only inevitable conclusion from our maniacal reaction to every reproach, to accept responsibility as a people for every action of a Jew, and to make excuses in front of everybody.

I consider this system to be false at its very root. We are hated not because we are blamed for everything, but we are blamed for everything because we are not loved.  We do not have to apologize for anything. We are a people as all other peoples; we do not have any intentions to be better than the rest. We do not have to account to anybody; we are not to sit for anybody’s examination and nobody is old enough to call on us to answer. We came before them.  We are what we are, we are good for ourselves, we will not change and we do not want to.

Israel owes nothing to the UN or anyone else.   She must do what is best for her people, just as every other sovereign nation.

In a world where the UN, world media, and others, including Peter Beinart, (editor-in-chief of Zion Square) slam Israel constantly, it’s really quite simple – it’s better to have an Israel that is hated than an Auschwitz that is loved.

Ronn Torossian is the CEO of 5WPR, a Top 25 PR agency and has a best-selling PR book “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations” an Amazon best selling Public Relations book available for purchase here.

5 Comments

  • Matk kiryluk

    What a waste of taxpayers money the U,N. It is a useless organization and has outlived its purpose.Most of the members hate the U.S and will continue their barrage of non cooperation and utter distain. They are tring to dismantle the U.S piece by piece and take our rights away as a free people. They have nothing to say and will do nothing So please tell them for me to go straight to hell.

  • Richard Levinson

    Jabotinsky and Betar are all one needs to be educated on how to solve issues today in Israel.

  • Once again how many times has Iran invaded another nation in the last 40 years?

    How many times has Israel?

    How many nuclear weapons does Iran have?

    How many does Israel?

    What’s Israel’s military budget?

    What’s Iran’s

    Facts really don’t matter do they?

    • A REAL American

      Salvage once again your comments are an ignorant oversimplification of the facts.

      It doesn’t matter how many times a nation has invaded another nation. How many times did Hitler or Stalin or Hirohito invade their neighbors before they invaded their neighbors? All it takes is once–and no one wants to wait around for the first time. Besides no one has claimed that Iran is going to invade Israel so that argument is completely irrelevant. In today’s world, you don’t have to invade a nation to cause utter chaos and extreme damage to it. All it takes is one nuclear tipped missile.

      What is relevant is Iran’s current intentions. Iran has stated that they have the goal to develop nuclear weapons, they have denied the Holocaust (which shows a fanatical denial of reality and extreme hosility to Jews in particular) and have stated repeatedly that Israel should be wiped off the map.

      But Iran’s stated intentions can be interpretted as nothing meaningless bluster unless they are taken in context of Iran’s actions–past and present.

      Iran is the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism–sponsoring terrorist groups and activities all over the planet. Two groups in particular, Hezbollah and Hamas are trained, funded and armed by Iran. They are both conducting proxy wars against Israel–which is why your comment is truly ignorant. Iran doesn’t have to invade Israel, they have their proxy terrorists shooting rockets at Israel and kidnapping Israeli soldiers and civilians. Who needs to invade another country when you can attack them through a proxy war while maintaining plausible deniability? Iranian mullahs might be insane (by a westernized point of view), but they are not stupid.

      Furthermore, Iran is currently developing a nuclear arsenal. They already have developed ICBMs that are capable of hitting Israel. All they need to do is take the fissionable material they have produced and weaponize it. There is no denying that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapon (which is why they are stockpiling all of the spent nuclear rods and refusing to send them to Russia or China). So the only thing left to do is judge their intent.

      Since Iran refuses to cooperate with international nuclear agencies one has to take the Iranian threat to develop and deploy a nuclear weapon seriously. But that in and of itself isn’t enough to say they are a danger to anyone. Now take into account they have their openly hostile intent towards Israel and their desire stated over and over again to remove Israel from the map (similiar to Hitler’s stated intents in Mein Kampf) and their ongoing terrorist proxy war with Israel.

      When all of this is analyzed together in context, then it is clear…

      Iran is developing a nuclear weapon that can be armed on ICBM capable of reaching Israel
      Iran has a openly hostility towards Israel and a stated desire to remove Israel from the map
      Iran’s leadership places a different value on human life than in Westernized countries (sending millions of children into minefields), which means they are willing to engage in a catastophic event that would kill hundreds of thousands of people without blinking
      Iran as a fundamentalist Shiite state has a messianic mission to bring global Jihad that will bring the return of the final Imam
      They have been fighting a proxy war via terrorists against Israel for decades and would not hesitate to confront Israel directly when properly armed with a nuclear weapon (as Mohammed did in the Koran)

      Given all of this, only a fool would believe that Iran does not pose a danger to Israel. It is possibl that Iran’s intent is to only posses the nuclear weapon to make them untouchable, but that scenario would still pose a risk that Iran can simply launch a nuclear armed ICBM at any one of its neighbors at anytime and wipe them out (not to mention their oil fields) causing an instant fiancial panic around the globe which would make 9/11 financial fallout look like nothing.

      So the question is–given all of the above information should Israel sit back and do nothing and allow the Iranian nuclear program to progress until it has nuclear weapons or should Israel and other western nations intervene to prevent this from taking place?

      The facts TAKEN IN CONTEXT really do matter, don’t they?

  • Ronn Torossian, why not let Israel do what it wants to do and leave America out of this war that Netanyahu wants. Bibi acts like a gauner from Brooklyn. He stabs Obama in the back through AIPAC donations to the GOP and then demands America to strike Iran or back them up when they do it. Americans have seen 10 years of war. We are tired of people like you pushing the AIPAC cart and demanding more and more of our tax dollars with no return for the USA. The young American Jews do not buy this story. 1 Million Israeli Jews living in America also are tired of war. Admit that your dislike of Obama is because he is a black man and this does not fit into your concept.

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