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March 4, 2015 11:55 am

Israeli Opposition Leader’s Speech Cut Off on TV as ‘Elections Propaganda’

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A speech by Isaac Herzog that was being broadcast on Israeli television was cut off regarding concerns that it constituted elections propaganda. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – A speech by Zionist Union alliance head and Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog was cut off in the middle of a broadcast on Israel’s Channel 2 television network due to concern that Herzog’s remarks constituted elections propaganda.

“There’s no doubt Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks well, but let’s admit the truth: the speech we heard, impressive as it might have been, did not stop the Iranian nuclear program,” Herzog said on the Tuesday night broadcast regarding Netanyahu’s address to Congress, according to Israel Hayom. “It also won’t affect the deal being put together, either in terms of content or timetable. The painful truth is that after the applause, Netanyahu remained alone. Israel remains isolated, and the negotiations with Iran will continue without Israeli involvement.”

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Herzog called Netanyahu’s speech “a serious blow to Israel-US relations” that “won’t change the [Obama] administration’s position and will only widen the rift with our great friend and strategic partner, a schism that we will all pay the price for.”

Upon arriving back in Israel on Wednesday morning, Netanyahu said at Ben-Gurion International Airport, “After my short visit to the United States, I return to Israel knowing that many around the world heard what Israel has to say about the impending deal with Iran.”

“In my speech before the Congress, I presented a practical alternative, which would impose tougher restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program, extending Iran’s breakout time by years,” the prime minister said. “I also called on the P5+1 [nations] to insist on a deal that would link the lifting of those restrictions to Iran’s ceasing its sponsorship of terrorism around the world, its aggression against its neighbors, and its calls for Israel’s destruction. I heard encouraging responses from both Democrats and Republicans. They understood that the current proposal would lead to a bad deal and that the alternative is a better deal. Happy Purim.”

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  • yael

    so what is his brilliant idea to stop Iran from obtaining nucs?

  • Jonah

    It was a serious blow to the deceptive tactics of the Obama administration. Now the American people know what he is up to. When israel enevitably must nuke Iran as Iran is arming their ICBM’S we will know why. Because Obama will shoot Israels jets down if they attempt to attack a Iran. As Iran is massing its troops within a close proximity of the Golan Heights Obama will be soon mixing American troops with them…wink wink to attack Syria. Obama we know what you are up to and you know we all know, so what is your next move. Chemical and biological attack on America to distract us from what you are about to do to Israel?

  • Steve

    Buji is a lightweight with very limited brainpower if he is the best that the labour can offer we better stay with Likud despite Sara

    We get the leaders we deserve the downword spiral of Israeli Society as demonstrated by the latest videos of the “ugly Israeli” showing the despicable behaviour of Israelis is just one manifestation of the decline.

    World War II created a new world and now it looks like that world is about to implode.
    Happy Purim

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