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Full Transcript: Prime Minister Netanyahu Speech to United Nations General Assembly 2012 (VIDEO)

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Below, The Algemeiner has published the full transcript of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2012.  A video of the speech can be viewed below the text.

It’s a pleasure to see the General Assembly presided by the Ambassador from Israel, and it’s good to see all of you, distinguished delegates.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Three thousand years ago, King David reigned over the Jewish state in our eternal capital, Jerusalem. I say that to all those who proclaim that the Jewish state has no roots in our region and that it will soon disappear.

Throughout our history, the Jewish people have overcome all the tyrants who have sought our destruction. It’s their ideologies that have been discarded by history.

The people of Israel live on. We say in Hebrew Am Yisrael Chai, and the Jewish state will live forever.

The Jewish people have lived in the land of Israel for thousands of years. Even after most of our people were exiled from it, Jews continued to live in the land of Israel throughout the ages. The masses of our people never gave up the dreamed of returning to our ancient homeland.

Defying the laws of history, we did just that. We ingathered the exiles, restored our independence and rebuilt our national life. The Jewish people have come home.

We will never be uprooted again.

Yesterday was Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year.

Every year, for over three millennia, we have come together on this day of reflection and atonement. We take stock of our past. We pray for our future. We remember the sorrows of our persecution; we remember the great travails of our dispersion; we mourn the extermination of a third of our people, six million, in the Holocaust.

But at the end of Yom Kippur, we celebrate.

We celebrate the rebirth of Israel. We celebrate the heroism of our young men and women who have defended our people with the indomitable courage of Joshua, David, and the Maccabees of old. We celebrate the marvel of the flourishing modern Jewish state.

In Israel, we walk the same paths tread by our patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But we blaze new trails in science, technology, medicine, agriculture.

In Israel, the past and the future find common ground.

Unfortunately, that is not the case in many other countries. For today, a great battle is being waged between the modern and the medieval.

The forces of modernity seek a bright future in which the rights of all are protected, in which an ever-expanding digital library is available in the palm of every child, in which every life is sacred.

The forces of medievalism seek a world in which women and minorities are subjugated, in which knowledge is suppressed, in which not life but death is glorified.

These forces clash around the globe, but nowhere more starkly than in the Middle East.

Israel stands proudly with the forces of modernity. We protect the rights of all our citizens:  men and women, Jews and Arabs, Muslims and Christians – all are equal before the law.

Israel is also making the world a better place: our scientists win Nobel Prizes. Our know-how is in every cell-phone and computer that you’re using. We prevent hunger by irrigating arid lands in Africa and Asia.

Recently, I was deeply moved when I visited Technion, one of our technological institutes in Haifa, and I saw a man paralyzed from the waist down climb up a flight of stairs, quite easily, with the aid of an Israeli invention.

And Israel’s exceptional creativity is matched by our people’s remarkable compassion. When disaster strikes anywhere in the world – in Haiti, Japan, India, Turkey Indonesia and elsewhere – Israeli doctors are among the first on the scene, performing life-saving surgeries.

In the past year, I lost both my father and my father-in-law. In the same hospital wards where they were treated, Israeli doctors were treating Palestinian Arabs. In fact, every year, thousands of Arabs from the Palestinian territories and Arabs from throughout the Middle East come to Israel to be treated in Israeli hospitals by Israeli doctors.

I know you’re not going to hear that from speakers around this podium, but that’s the truth. It’s important that you are aware of this truth.

It’s because Israel cherishes life, that Israel cherishes peace and seeks peace.

We seek to preserve our historic ties and our historic peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan. We seek to forge a durable peace with the Palestinians.

President Abbas just spoke here.

I say to him and I say to you:

We won’t solve our conflict with libelous speeches at the UN. That’s not the way to solve it. We won’t solve our conflict with unilateral declarations of statehood.

We have to sit together, negotiate together, and reach a mutual compromise, in which a demilitarized Palestinian state recognizes the one and only Jewish State.

Israel wants to see a Middle East of progress and peace. We want to see the three great religions that sprang forth from our region – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – coexist in peace and in mutual respect.

Yet the medieval forces of radical Islam, whom you just saw storming the American embassies throughout the Middle East, they oppose this.

They seek supremacy over all Muslims. They are bent on world conquest. They want to destroy Israel, Europe, America. They want to extinguish freedom. They want to end the modern world.

Militant Islam has many branches – from the rulers of Iran with their Revolutionary Guards to Al Qaeda terrorists to the radical cells lurking in every part of the globe.

But despite their differences, they are all rooted in the same bitter soil of intolerance. That intolerance is directed first at their fellow Muslims, and then to Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, secular people, anyone who doesn’t submit to their unforgiving creed.

They want to drag humanity back to an age of unquestioning dogma and unrelenting conflict.

I am sure of one thing. Ultimately they will fail. Ultimately, light will penetrate the darkness.

We’ve seen that happen before.

Some five hundred years ago, the printing press helped pry a cloistered Europe out of a dark age. Eventually, ignorance gave way to enlightenment.

So too, a cloistered Middle East will eventually yield to the irresistible power of freedom and technology. When this happens, our region will be guided not by fanaticism and conspiracy, but by reason and curiosity.

I think the relevant question is this: it’s not whether this fanaticism will be defeated. It’s how many lives will be lost before it’s defeated.

We’ve seen that happen before too.

Some 70 years ago, the world saw another fanatic ideology bent on world conquest. It went down in flames. But not before it took millions of people with it. Those who opposed that fanaticism waited too long to act. In the end they triumphed, but at an horrific cost.

My friends, we cannot let that happen again.

At stake is not merely the future of my own country. At stake is the future of the world. Nothing could imperil our common future more than the arming of Iran with nuclear weapons.

To understand what the world would be like with a nuclear-armed Iran, just imagine the world with a nuclear-armed Al-Qaeda.

It makes no difference whether these lethal weapons are in the hands of the world’s most dangerous terrorist regime or the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization. They’re both fired by the same hatred; they’re both driven by the same lust for violence.

Just look at what the Iranian regime has done up till now, without nuclear weapons.

In 2009, they brutally put down mass protests for democracy in their own country. Today, their henchmen are participating in the slaughter of tens of thousands of Syrian civilians, including thousands of children, directly participating in this murder.

They abetted the killing of American soldiers in Iraq and continue to do so in Afghanistan. Before that, Iranian proxies killed hundreds of American troops in Beirut and in Saudi Arabia. They’ve turned Lebanon and Gaza into terror strongholds, embedding nearly 100,000 missiles and rockets in civilian areas. Thousands of these rockets and missiles have already been fired at Israeli communities by their terrorist proxies.

In the last year, they’ve spread their international terror networks to two dozen countries across five continents – from India and Thailand to Kenya and Bulgaria. They’ve even plotted to blow up a restaurant a few blocks from the White House in order to kill a diplomat.

And of course, Iran’s rulers repeatedly deny the Holocaust and call for Israel’s destruction almost on a daily basis, as they did again this week from the United Nations.

So I ask you, given this record of Iranian aggression without nuclear weapons, just imagine Iranian aggression with nuclear weapons. Imagine their long range missiles tipped with nuclear warheads, their terror networks armed with atomic bombs.

Who among you would feel safe in the Middle East? Who would be safe in Europe? Who would be safe in America? Who would be safe anywhere?

There are those who believe that a nuclear-armed Iran can be deterred like the Soviet Union.

That’s a very dangerous assumption.

Militant Jihadists behave very differently from secular Marxists. There were no Soviet suicide bombers. Yet Iran produces hordes of them.

Deterrence worked with the Soviets, because every time the Soviets faced a choice between their ideology and their survival, they chose their survival.

But deterrence may not work with the Iranians once they get nuclear weapons.

There’s a great scholar of the Middle East, Prof. Bernard Lewis, who put it best. He said that for the Ayatollahs of Iran, mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent, it’s an inducement.

Iran’s apocalyptic leaders believe that a medieval holy man will reappear in the wake of a devastating Holy War, thereby ensuring that their brand of radical Islam will rule the earth.

That’s not just what they believe. That’s what is actually guiding their policies and their actions.

Just listen to Ayatollah Rafsanjani who said, I quote:  “The use of even one nuclear bomb inside Israel will destroy everything, however it would only harm the Islamic world.”

Rafsanjani said: “It is not irrational to contemplate such an eventuality.”

Not irrational…

And that’s coming from one of the so-called moderates of Iran.
Shockingly, some people have begun to peddle the absurd notion that a nuclear-armed Iran would actually stabilize the Middle East.

Yeah, right…

That’s like saying a nuclear-armed Al-Qaeda would usher in an era of universal peace.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I’ve been speaking about the need to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons for over 15 years.

I spoke about it in my first term in office as Prime Minister, and then I spoke about it when I left office. I spoke about it when it was fashionable, and I spoke about it when it wasn’t fashionable.

I speak about it now because the hour is getting late, very late. I speak about it now because the Iranian nuclear calendar doesn’t take time out for anyone or for anything. I speak about it now because when it comes to the survival of my country, it’s not only my right to speak; it’s my duty to speak. And I believe that this is the duty of every responsible leader who wants to preserve world peace.

For nearly a decade, the international community has tried to stop the Iranian nuclear program with diplomacy.

That hasn’t worked.

Iran uses diplomatic negotiations as a means to buy time to advance its nuclear program.

For over seven years, the international community has tried sanctions with Iran. Under the leadership of President Obama, the international community has passed some of the strongest sanctions to date.

I want to thank the governments represented here that have joined in this effort. It’s had an effect. Oil exports have been curbed and the Iranian economy has been hit hard.
It’s had an effect on the economy, but we must face the truth. Sanctions have not stopped Iran’s nuclear program either.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, during the last year alone, Iran has doubled the number of centrifuges in its underground nuclear facility in Qom.

At this late hour, there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran from getting atomic bombs. That’s by placing a clear red line on Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Red lines don’t lead to war; red lines prevent war.

Look at NATO’s charter: it made clear that an attack on one member country would be considered an attack on all.  NATO’s red line helped keep the peace in Europe for nearly half a century.

President Kennedy set a red line during the Cuban Missile Crisis. That red line also prevented war and helped preserve the peace for decades.

In fact, it’s the failure to place red lines that has often invited aggression.

If the Western powers had drawn clear red lines during the 1930s, I believe they would have stopped Nazi aggression and World War II might have been avoided.

In 1990, if Saddam Hussein had been clearly told that his conquest of Kuwait would cross a red line, the first Gulf War might have been avoided.

Clear red lines have also worked with Iran.

Earlier this year, Iran threatened to close the Straits of Hormouz. The United States drew a clear red line and Iran backed off.

Red lines could be drawn in different parts of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. But to be credible, a red line must be drawn first and foremost in one vital part of their program: on Iran’s efforts to enrich uranium. Now let me explain why:

Basically, any bomb consists of explosive material and a mechanism to ignite it.

The simplest example is gunpowder and a fuse. That is, you light the fuse and set off the gunpowder.

In the case of Iran’s plans to build a nuclear weapon, the gunpowder is enriched uranium. The fuse is a nuclear detonator.

For Iran, amassing enough enriched uranium is far more difficult than producing the nuclear fuse.

For a country like Iran, it takes many, many years to enrich uranium for a bomb. That requires thousands of centrifuges spinning in tandem in very big industrial plants. Those Iranian plants are visible and they’re still vulnerable.

In contrast, Iran could produce the nuclear detonator – the fuse – in a lot less time, maybe under a year, maybe only a few months.

The detonator can be made in a small workshop the size of a classroom. It may be very difficult to find and target that workshop, especially in Iran. That’s a country that’s bigger than France, Germany, Italy and Britain combined.

The same is true for the small facility in which they could assemble a warhead or a nuclear device that could be placed in a container ship. Chances are you won’t find that facility either.

So in fact the only way that you can credibly prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, is to prevent Iran from amassing enough enriched uranium for a bomb.

So, how much enriched uranium do you need for a bomb? And how close is Iran to getting it?

Let me show you. I brought a diagram for you. Here’s the diagram.


This is a bomb; this is a fuse.

In the case of Iran’s nuclear plans to build a bomb, this bomb has to be filled with enough enriched uranium. And Iran has to go through three stages.

The first stage: they have to enrich enough of low enriched uranium.

The second stage: they have to enrich enough medium enriched uranium.

And the third stage and final stage: they have to enrich enough high enriched uranium for the first bomb.

Where’s Iran? Iran’s completed the first stage. It took them many years, but they completed it and they’re 70% of the way there.

Now they are well into the second stage. By next spring, at most by next summer at current enrichment rates, they will have finished the medium enrichment and move on to the final stage.

From there, it’s only a few months, possibly a few weeks before they get enough enriched uranium for the first bomb.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

What I told you now is not based on secret information. It’s not based on military intelligence. It’s based on public reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Anybody can read them. They’re online.

So if these are the facts, and they are, where should the red line be drawn?

The red line should be drawn right here…………..

Before Iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb.

Before Iran gets to a point where it’s a few months away or a few weeks away from amassing enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon.

Each day, that point is getting closer. That’s why I speak today with such a sense of urgency. And that’s why everyone should have a sense of urgency.

Some who claim that even if Iran completes the enrichment process, even if it crosses that red line that I just drew, our intelligence agencies will know when and where Iran will make the fuse, assemble the bomb, and prepare the warhead.

Look, no one appreciats our intelligence agencies more than the Prime Minister of Israel. All these leading intelligence agencies are superb, including ours. They’ve foiled many attacks. They’ve saved many lives.

But they are not foolproof.

For over two years, our intelligence agencies didn’t know that Iran was building a huge nuclear enrichment plant under a mountain.

Do we want to risk the security of the world on the assumption that we would find in time a small workshop in a country half the size of Europe?

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The relevant question is not when Iran will get the bomb. The relevant question is at what stage can we no longer stop Iran from getting the bomb.

The red line must be drawn on Iran’s nuclear enrichment program because these enrichment facilities are the only nuclear installations that we can definitely see and credibly target.

I believe that faced with a clear red line, Iran will back down.

This will give more time for sanctions and diplomacy to convince Iran to dismantle its nuclear weapons program altogether.

Two days ago, from this podium, President Obama reiterated that the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran cannot be contained.

I very much appreciate the President’s position as does everyone in my country. We share the goal of stopping Iran’s nuclear weapons program. This goal unites the people of Israel.  It unites Americans, Democrats and Republicans alike and it is shared by important leaders throughout the world.

What I have said today will help ensure that this common goal is achieved.

Israel is in discussions with the United States over this issue, and I am confident that we can chart a path forward together.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The clash between modernity and medievalism need not be a clash between progress and tradition.

The traditions of the Jewish people go back thousands of years.  They are the source of our collective values and the foundation of our national strength.

At the same time, the Jewish people have always looked towards the future. Throughout history, we have been at the forefront of efforts to expand liberty, promote equality, and advance human rights.

We champion these principles not despite of our traditions but because of them.

We heed the words of the Jewish prophets Isaiah, Amos, and Jeremiah to treat all with dignity and compassion, to pursue justice and cherish life and to pray and strive for peace.

These are the timeless values of my people and these are the Jewish people’s greatest gift to mankind.

Let us commit ourselves today to defend these values so that we can defend our freedom and protect our common civilization.

Thank you.

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  • Countries who want nukes, either leave the NPT or never sign it. Israel, like Pakistan, India and the US et al, is an IAEA Member state that does not fully support the IAEA by signing the NPT, yet they receive the benefits of being an IAEA Member and they have nukes.

    Meanwhile accusations are not evidence. All there is against Iran are accusations based on speculation.

    • Scott

      Not based on speculation at all. The head of the IAEA presented much evidence. So much evidence, in fact, that he issued a warning to the world!

      • Zoon

        Actually thats is the opposite of true. The IAEA left Iran satisfied and then a week after that Israeli and Western media twisted the story.
        IAEA offered no warning to the World.

      • Sabir

        My dear.
        You says,The head of the IAEA presented much evidence.
        My view is may be right may wrong.

        Buddy when IAEA declare Iraq have no WMDs.Why American army attack on Iraq.WMDs is base of attack on Iraq.That was the biggest lie of the last decade.
        Simple Israel filling threat against Iraq & then they plan whole game.
        Iraq invade by American forces but the agenda prevailing of Israel in middle east.
        It is the plan of expansion of Israel into greater Israel.
        Just like same now Israel filling threat against Iran and they try to provoke & force American,Europe Union politician,congress man & pentagon/Nato to attack on Iran. Its is also the plan of great game.

    • Robert

      its public, its a public report given from the I A E A about Irans level of Nuclear enrichment. And there is a difference between nuclear resource used for Energy versus nuclear enrichment for Bombs.

  • Wake up everybody

    Fear not. There are greater things here than meet the eye me thinks.


    • Uri

      Ruth, it is very easy to understand.
      Just a couple of questiions:
      1. Did Israel claim that any other state should be erased from the map?
      2. The Israeli nuclear power has almost half-century history. During all those wars in which Israel was involved, did Israel use ever nuclear weapons?

      Do you notice the difference?

      • ALex

        has Iran ever used nuclear weapons?
        Israeli officials have said enough to make many scholars and political leaders think they are warmongers, and they really are, not Jews, but those who are at the helm of the jewish state, most of them are beating the war drums.

      • Zoon


        1) The US is the only state that has ever used, so ‘Israel not having used them’ is not that big of a deal.
        2) The human rights situation in Palestine is the worst all over the World, you only blame Israel for that. Iran’s people are better off in comparison. So while Bush had about $10 million to fund the ‘Green Revolution’ on humanitarian grounds, what about the bloodhsed in Palestine?
        3) In that case Iran has a clean record, and yes, also the right to pursue nuclear ambitions.
        4) Netanyahu is more of a fanatic than Ahmadinejad: I dont understand why people cant see that.

    • A

      It is not mentioned because Israel is not a terrorist nation, bent on the destruction of all who are not islam.

  • Trance

    I have a few questions that nobodies really asking. If say…. Tomorrow we wake up and read in the papers that Iran has fully completed a nuclear weapon, then what? More speeches and sanction (that never seem to work )? Do israel and the US go to war with Iran? And if so how, when Iran could and would close off the most important petrol sea route and the world, throwing the worlds economy into a depression that we haven’t seem since the black death shut down international trade during renaissance Europe. Would Russia and China just stand by and watch ,with Iran being they’re only allied in the middle east; And whos economy is base on Iran refuseal to sell oil in US dollars. Then there the Gulf states like the UAE, Qatar, and the others who countries would really be the battle grounds in a US vs Iran war. The emirates wouldn’t just let Dubai become another Stalingrad and lose all those petrol dollars that they’ve been getting fat and happy off of. So I ask again…. When the Irani get a nuke,what will we do?

  • Elias Wells

    First to AA. I am very happy your drunken life and classes i AA has made you as stupid as being a drunk. Cheers. Allow me to retort. Leave us out of your war is a stupid ass statement. We joined the war the day the muttlims killed 3,000 innocent Americans in two towers,or has that slipped your muddled mind? Second, the mutts want to kill you,your family,your dog and cat.The point of leave us out is ludicris because the mutts HATE us, They want the end of the world and are doing their best to accomplish their goal.T he war they start is going to bounce from country to country until we are all glowing.If you are too fkng chicken to fight,keep your dumb ass statements to your diary.

    • nasrollah

      who kill people in world?
      who killed people in Hiroshima?
      In Iraq, in Afghanistan,
      who born Alghaede?
      who help Alghaede in Syria?!!
      and who kill 3000 people in September 11.

  • Here is Panetta’s full interview remarks with Foreign Policy on Iran from Sept 17.

    PANETTA: Look, the fundamental issue is whether or not we agree that Iran should not have a nuclear weapon. And the United States, Israel, the international community, I think, is pretty firm that Iran should not have a nuclear weapon.
    The issue then becomes — if the world community is unified on that position, as I’m sure Israel is, in that sense, unified with us in opposing that — then the issue becomes, all right, what are the factors that would tell us whether or not they’ve made the decision to go ahead and build a nuclear weapon? And to that extent, you know, intelligence, my whole shop, basically looks at a number of factors to try to determine whether or not Iran has in fact made that decision. Now what intelligence basically tells us now is that they have not made that decision. And that while they continue to do enrichment, they have not made a decision to proceed with a nuclear weapon. And I have to tell you that I think the intelligence community, whether it’s Israeli intelligence or United States intelligence, has pretty much the same view. And they also have the same view that if we got intelligence that they made a decision, that there’s a timeline here that involves anywhere from a year or a year and a half, depending on who you talk to, before they would in fact be able to accomplish that.
    So, if what I said is the case, then the question becomes how can we continue to make sure that we are paying attention to the intelligence, that we continue to look at Iran to determine what they’re up to, and yet at the same time, you know, use our capability and the unity in the international community to bring as much pressure as possible on Iran to not move in that direction, but move in a direction that would allow them to be able to abide by international rules when it comes to enrichment?
    That, I think, is how we view the challenge here: Make very clear to them what they can’t do, make very clear that this is not about containment it’s about prevention, but at the same time, give them a door so that we ultimately could hope to resolve this peacefully as opposed to having to take military action.

    Foreign Policy: But, sir, a decision and the one-year timeline that everybody says to agree on — that sure sounds like a threshold, if not a red line. Isn’t that a point of no return?

    PANETTA: But the fact is — the fact is, look, presidents of the United States, prime ministers of Israel or any other country — leaders of these countries don’t have, you know, a bunch of little red lines that determine their decisions. What they have are facts that are presented to them about what a country is up to, and then they weigh what kind of action has to be taken in order to deal with that situation. I mean, that’s the real world. Red lines are kind of political arguments that are used to try to put people in a corner.

    Foreign Policy: Well that’s what I was going to ask, if you feel that that’s what’s going on this week, if for whatever reason, that there has been a serious rift in the relationship between Israel and the United States, or that there is politics being used to put you and —

    PANETTA: Let’s just say, when you have friends like Israel, you engage in vigorous debates about how you confront these issues, and that’s what’s going on.

    FP: An unusually public version of that.

    PANETTA: [chuckles] It sometimes, in democracies, plays out in the public.

    • Mike

      Panetta is a political plaything, a person without gravitas or nous because if it talks like a duck it is a duck.
      Iran talks like a nuclear armed aggressor and has clearly stated it’s intention to destroy another country and it’s people to destroy the jews living there.

      Israel will have to destroy Irans capability to go forward even if that means using an EMP to reduce the country to the 7th Century again.
      It is a pity America through Obama and the EU and other so called democratic states can’t see this.
      I fear only Canada and Australia have the nous, backbone and maturity to back Israel on this.

    • Elias Wells

      Thanks for the work bro,,,

    • CDog

      PANETTA is just beating around the bush and creating rhetoric. The IAEA official report is on line and even that agency said that they could not deny that Iran was in the process of enriching Uranium for the purpose of nuclear weapons. The problem is so many people believe what they are told by politicians such as Panetta and biased news sources and are too lazy (or deceiving) to actually go to the official source and get the truth. The PM of Israel is right on this.

  • To think that radical Muslims would never detonate a nuclear weapon on Haifa, or New York, or Paris, or London, or Singapore, or any other “Infidel” city, is akin to believing that Pol Pot, Stalin,Hitler,Amin, and the like, actually tried to make the world a better place.

    All you sheep keep your heads in the sand, while the number of watchdogs dwindle……..

    …………sleep tight.

    • Zoon

      To think that this ‘go get em’ attitude is ANY DIFFERENT from what Hitler was doing?

  • AA

    Go fight your own war, don’t even try to involve us.

    • Amitai

      If this is your response you obviously did not understand. This is not Israels war much like the war against Nazi Germany was not for the Jews. A nuclear Iran is a threat to the world and the world lax attitude is building tomorrow’s war.

  • ThousandsofTears

    Thank you for posting this! Israel is fighting the worlds battles. PLEASE everyone come together and stop RADICAL ISLAM! I wish Muslim’s would stand up for more then getting offended at cartoons. How about throwing down there evil regimes and standing up for their woman’s rights. When they stop attacking Israel, and look deep inside themselves, only then will we see a stop to the madness.

  • Constance Lee

    PM Benjamin Netanyahu gave an excellent speech and graphic demonstration regarding the progress Iran has made toward further enrichment to making a nuclear weapon. He is practically pleading with this president and other leaders in the world to LISTEN to the facts before it is TOO LATE not only for Israel, but the United States as well.

    Will his repeated warnings with compelling details about the danger Iran presents to the world be ignored like the recent Intel reports that came within 24-hours of the attack on our U. S. Embassy in Libya that left our ambassador and 3 other American diplomts brutally murdered???

    What will it take for the American people to wake up and realize that we are in danger? Yet, PM Netanyahu is being ignored and shown disrespect by this administration and others. If this administration continues to ignore the handwriting on the wall, a catastrophic tragedy could take place that would affect the entire world! God help us if we don’t get a new President who will support Israel and protect our own country.

    • Denise

      What do you want to happen?? Our troops should go over guns blazing searching for nuclear bombs all over the country?? Has anyone thought that maybe theres strategic plans being made behind the scenes?? Should we know everything the moment it’s being thought?? Nothing the president does is gonna make people happy, everybody knows what’s best for the world but yet you’re not the president. Israel has to be patient, our troops are already fighting 2 wars, gym a break!

      • Diana

        Strategic plans? obama? This is not comedy central.

      • Mike

        They US forces sadly aren’t fighting two wars, they have lost two wars.
        The American people haven’t cottoned on to that fact yet.
        Read Michael Yon on FB and at his website.
        That is why the Islamics feel so emboldened to beat, rape and murder a US Ambassador.
        Would that have happened under any other president in this century?

      • Abe Bird

        Denise, such a war is much likely will be waged by missiles, drones and planes attacks. If soldiers will be needed we are talking on few, mainly on intelligence gathering mission. The task is to annihilate mainly fixed targets which are used within the Iranian nuclear project.

    • Mike

      Constance, sadly 50% of Americans voted for Obama therefore 50% of you are the problem not the solution.
      In November they get the opportunity to continue in their perfidy even though enough has been uncovered to show who and what he is.

      • MOHAMAD

        obama should attack israel..israel is the problem allah hu akhbar

        • rachel

          mohamad, are you mad?! It’s too bad the islamists don’t love their children as much as they hate the Jews. It’s too bad and no wonder all you middle-eastern muslims, who stone to death and mutilate women, kill your own children (of course you want to kill everyone else’s) and teach them to hate, deny education and job opportunities to the vast populations of the whole entire middle-east,flourish in Israel! Yes, flourish. Israel has built 11 UNIVERSITIES for its arab population, employs arabs across Israel, hosts houses of worship of every religion across Israel, including the muslim Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, which sits atop one of Judaisms holiests sites, but the Israelis not only allow it to remain, the Israelis guard it and protect it as they do the human rights of all people who live in Israel, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and even the muslims who are hellbent on destroying civilization. Do an inside job on your own backwater destructive culture, embrace the light, love your children and use Israel as the shining example of what can be accomplished instead of what can be destroyed. And remember your muslim religion is an offshoot of Judaism and the Jewish people who have always had Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish people. You guys have Mecca. Make it as wonderful as Jerusalem. There are enough of you out there to make a positive impact on yourselves and the world. Do it already.

        • obama should attack iran…iran is the problem. and allah is not great at all, but devil itself.

  • Netanyahu quoted Bernard Lewis. About time!
    Why are Bernard Lewis’s views on MAD ignored?

    Matthias Küntzel – Antisemitism, Messianism and the Cult of Sacrifice:The Iranian Holy War