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Full Transcript: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech at the United Nations General Assembly, 2015 (VIDEO)

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly on Thursday. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly on Thursday. Photo: Screenshot.

Below is the full transcript of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks before the United Nations General Assembly on October 1st, 2015.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you greetings from Jerusalem. The city in which the Jewish People’s hopes and prayers for peace for all of humanity have echoed throughout the ages.

Thirty-one years ago, as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, I stood at this podium for the first time.

I spoke that day against a resolution sponsored by Iran to expel Israel from the United Nations.

Then as now, the UN was obsessively hostile towards Israel, the one true democracy in the Middle East.

Then as now, some sought to deny the one and only Jewish state a place among the nations.

I ended that first speech by saying: Gentlemen, check your fanaticism at the door.

More than three decades later, as the Prime Minister of Israel, I am again privileged to speak from this podium.

And for me, that privilege has always come with a moral responsibility to speak the truth.

So after three days of listening to world leaders praise the nuclear deal with Iran, I begin my speech today by saying: Ladies and Gentlemen, check your enthusiasm at the door.

You see, this deal doesn’t make peace more likely.

By fueling Iran’s aggressions with billions of dollars in sanctions relief, it makes war more likely.

Just look at what Iran has done in the last six months alone, since the framework agreement was announced in Lausanne.

Iran boosted its supply of devastating weapons to Syria.

Iran sent more soldiers of its Revolutionary Guard into Syria. Iran sent thousands of Afghani and Pakistani Shi’ite fighters to Syria.

Iran did all this to prop up Assad’s brutal regime.

Iran also shipped tons of weapons and ammunition to the Houthi rebels in Yemen, including another shipment just two days ago.

Iran threatened to topple Jordan.

Iran’s proxy Hezbollah smuggled into Lebanon SA-22 missiles to down our planes, and Yakhont cruise missiles to sink our ships.

Iran supplied Hezbollah with precision-guided surface-to-surface missiles and attack drones so it can accurately hit any target in Israel.

Iran aided Hamas and Islamic Jihad in building armed drones in Gaza.

Iran also made clear its plans to open two new terror fronts against Israel, promising to arm Palestinians in the West Bank and sending its Revolutionary Guard generals to the Golan Heights, from which its operatives recently fired rockets on northern Israel.

Israel will continue to respond forcefully to any attacks against it from Syria.

Israel will continue to act to prevent the transfer of strategic weapons to Hezbollah from and through Syrian territory.

Every few weeks, Iran and Hezbollah set up new terror cells in cities throughout the world. Three such cells were recently uncovered in Kuwait, Jordan and Cyprus.

In May, security forces in Cyprus raided a Hezbollah agent’s apartment in the city of Larnaca. There they found five tons of ammonium nitrate, that’s roughly the same amount of ammonium nitrate that was used to blow up the federal building in Oklahoma City.

And that’s just in one apartment, in one city, in one country.

But Iran is setting up dozens of terror cells like this around the world, ladies and gentlemen, they’re setting up those terror cells in this hemisphere too.

I repeat: Iran’s been doing all of this, everything that I’ve just described,  just in the last six months, when it was trying to convince the world to remove the sanctions.

Now just imagine what Iran will do after those sanctions are lifted.

Unleashed and un-muzzled, Iran will go on the prowl, devouring more and more prey.

In the wake of the nuclear deal, Iran is spending billions of dollars on weapons and satellites.

You think Iran is doing that to advance peace?

You think hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief and fat contracts will turn this
rapacious tiger into a kitten?

If you do, you should think again.

In 2013 president Rouhani began his so-called charm offensive here at the UN. Two years later, Iran is executing more political prisoners, escalating its regional aggression, and rapidly expanding its global terror network.

You know they say, actions speak louder than words.

But in Iran’s case, the words speak as loud as the actions.

Just listen to the Deputy Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Quds Force. Here’s what he said in February:

“The Islamic revolution is not limited by geographic borders….” He boasted that Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Yemen are among the countries being “conquered by the Islamic Republic of Iran.”


And for those of you who believe that the deal in Vienna will bring a change in Iran’s policy, just listen to what Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said five days after the nuclear deal was reached: “Our policies towards the arrogant government of the United States will not change.”

The United States, he vowed, will continue to be Iran’s enemy.

While giving the mullahs more money is likely to fuel more repression inside Iran, it will definitely fuel more aggression outside Iran.

As the leader of a country defending itself every day against Iran’s growing aggression, I wish I could take comfort in the claim that this deal blocks Iran’s path to nuclear weapons.

But I can’t, because it doesn’t.

This deal does place several constraints on Iran’s nuclear program.

And rightly so, because the international community recognizes that Iran is so dangerous.

But you see here’s the catch: Under this deal, If Iran doesn’t change its behavior, In fact, if it becomes even more dangerous in the years to come, the most important constraints will still be automatically lifted by year 10 and by year 15.

That would place a militant Islamic terror regime weeks away from having the fissile material for an entire arsenal of nuclear bombs.

That just doesn’t make any sense.

I’ve said that if Iran wants to be treated like a normal country, let it act like a normal country.

But this deal, this deal will treat Iran like a normal country even if it remains a dark theocracy that conquers its neighbors, sponsors terrorism worldwide and chants “Death to Israel”, “Death to America.”

Does anyone seriously believe that flooding a radical theocracy with weapons and cash will curb its appetite for aggression?

Do any of you really believe that a theocratic Iran with sharper claws and sharper fangs will be more likely to change its stripes?

So here’s a general rule that I’ve learned and you must have learned in your life time – When bad behavior is rewarded, it only gets worse.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have long said that the greatest danger facing our world is the coupling of militant Islam with nuclear weapons.

And I’m gravely concerned that the nuclear deal with Iran will prove to be the marriage certificate of that unholy union.

I know that some well-intentioned people sincerely believe that this deal is the best way to block Iran’s path to the bomb.

But one of history’s most important yet least learned lessons is this:

The best intentions don’t prevent the worst outcomes.

The vast majority of Israelis believe that this nuclear deal with Iran is a very bad deal.

And what makes matters even worse is that we see a world celebrating this bad deal, rushing to embrace and do business with a regime openly committed to our destruction.

Last week, Major General Salehi, the commander of Iran’s army, proclaimed this:

“We will annihilate Israel for sure.”

“We are glad that we are in the forefront of executing the Supreme Leader’s order to destroy Israel.”

And as for the Supreme Leader himself, a few days after the nuclear deal was announced, he released his latest book.

Here it is.

It’s a 400-page screed detailing his plan to destroy the State of Israel.

Last month, Khamenei once again made his genocidal intentions clear before Iran’s top clerical body, the Assembly of Experts.

He spoke about Israel, home to over six million Jews. He pledged, “there will be no Israel in 25 years.”

Seventy years after the murder of six million Jews, Iran’s rulers promise to destroy my country.

Murder my people.

And the response from this body, the response from nearly every one of the governments represented here has been absolutely nothing!

Utter silence!

Deafening silence.

Perhaps you can now understand why Israel is not joining you in celebrating this deal.

If Iran’s rulers were working to destroy your countries, perhaps you’d be less enthusiastic about the deal.

If Iran’s terror proxies were firing thousands of rockets at your cities, perhaps you’d be more measured in your praise.

And if this deal were unleashing a nuclear arms race in your neighborhood, perhaps you’d be more reluctant to celebrate.

But don’t think that Iran is only a danger to Israel.

Besides Iran’s aggression in the Middle East and its terror around the world, Iran is also building intercontinental ballistic missiles whose sole purpose is to carry nuclear warheads.

Now remember this: Iran already has missiles that can reach Israel.

So those intercontinental ballistic missiles that Iran is building – they’re not meant for us –

They’re meant for you.

For Europe.

For America.

For raining down mass destruction – anytime, anywhere.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It’s not easy to oppose something that is embraced by the greatest powers in the world.

Believe me, it would be far easier to remain silent.

But throughout our history, the Jewish people have learned the heavy price of silence.

And as the Prime Minister of the Jewish State, as someone who knows that history,

I refuse to be silent.

I’ll say it again: The days when the Jewish people remained passive in the face of genocidal enemies –
those days are over.

Not being passive means speaking up about those dangers.

We have. We are. We will.

Not being passive also means defending ourselves against those dangers.

We have. We are. And we will.

Israel will not allow Iran to break-in, to sneak-in or to walk-in to the nuclear weapons club.

I know that preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons remains the official policy of the international community.

But no one should question Israel’s determination to defend itself against those who seek our destruction.

For in every generation, there were those who rose up to destroy our people.

In antiquity, we faced destruction from the ancient empires of Babylon and Rome.

In the Middle Ages, we faced inquisition and expulsion.

And In modern times, we faced pogroms and the Holocaust.

Yet the Jewish people persevered.

And now another regime has arisen, swearing to destroy Israel.

That regime would be wise to consider this: I stand here today representing Israel, a country 67 years young,
but the nation-state of a people nearly 4,000 years old.

Yet the empires of Babylon and Rome are not represented in this hall of nations.

Neither is the Thousand Year Reich.

Those seemingly invincible empires are long gone.

But Israel lives.

The people of Israel live.

עם ישראל חי.

The re-birth of Israel is a testament to the indomitable spirit of my people.

For a hundred generations, the Jewish people dreamed of returning to the Land of Israel.

Even in our darkest hours, and we had so many, even in our darkest hours we never gave up hope of rebuilding our eternal capital Jerusalem.

The establishment of Israel made realizing that dream possible.

It has enabled us to live as a free people in our ancestral homeland.

It’s enabled us to embrace Jews who’ve come from the four corners of the earth to find refuge from persecution.

They came from war-torn Europe, from Yemen, Iraq, Morocco, from Ethiopia and the Soviet Union, from a hundred other lands.

And today, as a rising tide of anti-Semitism once again sweeps across Europe and elsewhere, many Jews come to Israel to join us in building the Jewish future.

So here’s my message to the rulers of Iran:

Your plan to destroy Israel will fail.

Israel will not permit any force on earth to threaten its future.

And here’s my message to all the countries represented here:

Whatever resolutions you may adopt in this building, whatever decisions you may take in your capitals, Israel will do whatever it must do to defend our state and to defend our people.

Distinguished delegates,

As this deal with Iran moves ahead, I hope you’ll enforce it…how can I put this? With a little more rigor than you showed with the six Security Council resolutions that Iran has systematically violated and which now have been effectively discarded.

Make sure that the inspectors actually inspect.

Make sure that the snapback sanctions actually snap back.

And make sure that Iran’s violations aren’t swept under the Persian rug.

Well, of one thing I can assure you: Israel will be watching… closely.

What the international community now needs to do is clear:

First, make Iran comply with all its nuclear obligations.

Keep Iran’s feet to the fire.

Second, check Iran’s regional aggression.

Support and strengthen those fighting Iran’s aggression, beginning with Israel.

Third, use sanctions and all the tools available to you to tear down Iran’s global terror network.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Israel is working closely with our Arab peace partners to address our common security challenges from Iran and also the security challenges from ISIS and from others.

We are also working with other states in the Middle East as well as countries in Africa, in Asia and beyond.

Many in our region know that both Iran and ISIS are our common enemies.

And when your enemies fight each other, don’t strengthen either one – weaken both.

Common dangers are clearly bringing Israel and its Arab neighbors closer.

And as we work together to thwart those dangers, I hope we’ll build lasting partnerships – lasting partnerships for security, for prosperity and for peace.

But in Israel, we never forget one thing. We never forget that the most important partner that Israel has has always been, and will always be, the United States of America.

The alliance between Israel and the United States is unshakeable.

President Obama and I agree on the need to keep arms out of the hands of Iran’s terror proxies.

We agree on the need to stop Iran from destabilizing countries throughout the Middle East.

Israel deeply appreciates President Obama’s willingness to bolster our security, help Israel maintain its qualitative military edge and help Israel confront the enormous challenges we face.

Israel is grateful that this sentiment is widely shared by the American people and its representatives in Congress, by both those who supported the deal and by those who opposed it.

President Obama and I have both said that our differences over the nuclear deal are a disagreement within the family.

But we have no disagreement about the need to work together to secure our common future.

And what a great future it could be.

Israel is uniquely poised to seize the promise of the 21st century.

Israel is a world leader in science and technology, in cyber, software, water, agriculture,

medicine, biotechnology and so many other fields that are being revolutionized by Israeli ingenuity and Israeli innovation.

Israel is the innovation nation.

Israeli knowhow is everywhere.

It’s in your computers’ microprocessors and flash drives.

It’s in your smartphones, when you send instant messages and navigate your cars.

It’s on your farms, when you drip irrigate your crops and keep your grains and produce fresh.

It’s in your universities, when you study Nobel Prize winning discoveries in chemistry and economics.

It’s in your medicine cabinets, when you use drugs to treat Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

It’s even on your plate, when you eat the delicious cherry tomato.

That too was perfected in Israel, in case you didn’t know.

We are so proud in Israel of the long strides our country has made in a short time.

We’re so proud that our small country is making such a huge contribution to the entire world.

Yet the dreams of our people, enshrined for eternity by the great prophets of the Bible, those dreams will be fully realized only when there is peace.

As the Middle East descends into chaos, Israel’s peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan are two cornerstones of stability.

Israel remains committed to achieving peace with the Palestinians as well.

Israelis know the price of war.

I know the price of war.

I was nearly killed in battle.

I lost many friends.

I lost my beloved brother Yoni.

Those who know the price of war can best appreciate what the blessings of peace would mean – for ourselves, our children, our grandchildren.

I am prepared to immediately, immediately, resume direct peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority without any preconditions whatsoever.

Unfortunately, President Abbas said yesterday that he is not prepared to do this.

Well, I hope he changes his mind.

Because I remain committed to a vision of two states for two peoples, in which a demilitarized Palestinian state recognizes the Jewish state.

You know, the peace process began over two decades ago.

Yet despite the best efforts of six Israeli prime ministers – Rabin, Peres, Barak, Sharon, Olmert and myself – the Palestinians have consistently refused to end the conflict and make a final peace with Israel.

And unfortunately, you heard that rejectionism again only yesterday from President Abbas.

How can Israel make peace with a Palestinian partner who refuses to even sit at the negotiating table?

Israel expects the Palestinian Authority to abide by its commitments.

The Palestinians should not walk away from peace.

President Abbas, I know it’s not easy. I know it’s hard. But we owe it to our peoples to try, to continue to try, because together, if we actually negotiate and stop negotiating about the negotiation, if we actually sit down and try to resolve this conflict between us, recognize each other, not use a Palestinian state as a stepping stone for another Islamist dictatorship in the Middle East, but something that will live at peace next to the Jewish state, if we actually do that, we can do remarkable things for our peoples.

The UN can help advance peace by supporting direct, unconditional negotiations between the parties.

The UN won’t help peace, certainly won’t help advance peace by trying to impose solutions or by encouraging Palestinian rejectionism.

And the UN, distinguished delegates, should do one more thing. The UN should finally rid itself of the obsessive bashing of Israel.

Here’s just one absurd example of this obsession:

In four years of horrific violence in Syria, more than a quarter of a million people have lost their lives.

That’s more than ten times, more than ten times, the number of Israelis and Palestinians combined who have lost their lives in a century of conflict between us.

Yet last year, this Assembly adopted 20 resolutions against Israel and just one resolution about the savage slaughter in Syria.

Talk about injustice. Talk about disproportionality. Twenty.  Count them. One against Syria.

Well, frankly I am not surprised.

To borrow a line from Yogi Berra, the late, great baseball player and part time philosopher: When it comes to the annual bashing of Israel at the UN, it’s déjà vu all over again.


Thirty one years after I stood here for the first time, I’m still asking:

When will the UN finally check its anti-Israel fanaticism at the door?

When will the UN finally stop slandering Israel as a threat to peace and actually start helping Israel advance peace?

And the same question should be posed to Palestinian leaders.

When will you start working with Israel to advance peace and reconciliation and stop libeling Israel, stop inciting hatred and violence?

President Abbas, here’s a good place to begin:

Stop spreading lies about Israel’s alleged intentions on the Temple Mount.

Israel is fully committed to maintaining the status quo there.

What President Abbas should be speaking out against are the actions of militant Islamists who are smuggling explosives into the al-Aqsa mosque and who are trying to prevent Jews and Christians from visiting the holy sites.

That’s the real threat to these sacred sites.

A thousand years before the birth of Christianity, more than 1,500 years before the birth of Islam, King David made Jerusalem our capital, and King Solomon built the Temple on that mount.

Yet Israel, Israel will always respect the sacred shrines of all.

In a region plagued by violence and by unimaginable intolerance, in which Islamic fanatics are destroying the ancient treasures of civilization, Israel stands out as a towering beacon of enlightenment and tolerance.

Far from endangering the holy sites, it is Israel that ensures their safety.

Because unlike the powers who have ruled Jerusalem in the past, Israel respects the holy sites and freedom of worship of all – Jews, Muslims, Christians, everyone.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, will never change.

Because Israel will always stay true to its values.

These values are on display each and every day:

When Israel’s feisty parliament vigorously debates every issue under the sun,

When Israel’s Chief Justice sits in her chair at our fiercely independent Supreme Court,

When our Christian community continues to grow and thrive from year to year, as Christian communities are decimated elsewhere in the Middle East,

When a brilliant young Israeli Muslim student gives her valedictorian address at one of our finest universities,

And when Israeli doctors and nurses – doctors and nurses from the Israeli military –

treat thousands of wounded from the killing fields of Syria and thousands more in the wake of natural disasters from Haiti to Nepal.

This is the true face of Israel.

These are the values of Israel.

And In the Middle East, these values are under savage assault by militant Islamists who are forcing millions of terrified people to flee to distant shores.

Ten miles from ISIS, a few hundred yards from Iran’s murderous proxies, Israel stands in the breach – proudly and courageously, defending freedom and progress.

Israel is civilization’s front line in the battle against barbarism.

So here’s a novel idea for the United Nations:

Instead of continuing the shameful routine of bashing Israel, stand with Israel.

Stand with Israel as we check the fanaticism at our door.

Stand with Israel as we prevent that fanaticism from reaching your door.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Stand with Israel because Israel is not just defending itself.

More than ever, Israel is defending you.

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  • Chrispine Odhiambo

    Biblical prophecy unfolding under our watch. What generation are we? Which people are we? What a wonderful time to live in and see all these come to pass? We, the entire Christian community worldwide, stand with you in prayers. God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob will stand with Israel at this time of need. May God bless Bibi. May God bless Israel.

  • tan

    “The opposite of love is not hatered, but indifference”-Elie Wiesel. I am very impressed with this speech. I particularly enjoyed the point he made about the defening silence and just generally the truthfulness of it all. Made more than a few remarcable statements and I believe this are facts, not simple opinions. I hope one day the world will realize how wrong, unfair and disproportional their are being towards this grate state.
    Am Israel Chai!

  • Timothy

    Israel is a great nation! It has always been. A great nation and a great people deserve a great leader! And they have one. PM Nathanyahu.

  • biafra boy

    Kudos to you Netayahu. You are my man.You earned my respect.Isreal should keep fighting those religious heartless fanatics like those in my country,Nigeria.I could imagine Buhari in anger in his seat in that building while this speech was going on.But he must have had no choice.Your level is higher.You are a 21st century man while he is stone-age.

  • James Gochmansky

    “Competent Leadership” with true “real” values for the good of all. Israel has the support of many but even they are too often silent, hopefully it is in prayer.

  • Ra-pha-el

    This is a leader. Not some weak but bold face liars. May the Lord continue to uphold you. You are the best leader in the world. We at the Friend Of Zion are praying with and for you worldwide.
    I look forward to a day a leader like you will arise for my great country Nigeria and a bold and sincere and honesty leader for the church of Christ worldwide.
    You will forever remain in my mind my greatest hero. Just as Christ Jesus is the world’s greatest HERO AND SAVIOR.

  • Daniel De Broeck

    The Lord is coming back soon, and His name is Jesus. You and your nation are in my prayers daily.

  • daniel halfon

    Thank you for giving here the whole transcript of this
    fantastic speech.
    I dont’ share generally the views of the Likud Party.
    But here our leader Netanyahu put everything right,
    as he mostly does.
    Let’s pray and hope that Israel will live forever.
    And we shall have more laders of this caliber.
    Also with the Palestinians and other Arab countries.
    SHANA TOVA TO ALL from Haifa, Israel.

  • Ronald Underwood

    Thank you Prime Minister Netanyahu for your courageous speech to the U.N. last Friday. As Winston Churchill stood against the Nazi regime in Germany, Netanyahu seemingly is standing alone against the extremist in Iran. If history has taught us anything, the appeacement of an enemy only strengthens their resolve. Neville Chamberlain’s 1938 Munich Agreement promising “Peace in our time“ was a Death warrant for millions of Jews. President Obama, though he May be sincere, is dangerously naive. We needs leadership in Washington D.C., not hopeful wishes. Again, thank you Mr. Netanyahu. Slalom!

  • Pesach Nussbaum

    Great orator who clearly lacks courage of conviction.

  • NuritG

    One real statesman speech. Defending the Jewish nation and telling the world what Israel thinks of them was a good beginning. Now we need to carry on from there. We must not let anyone bully Israel. NEVER AGAIN!

  • Henry Ventura

    A truly great and inspired speech. Israel has the backbone,and will stand alone, in the worst case scenario.Israel will be in the vanguard,because no less would be expected of G-d’s chosen people,but when Israel was right divine providence was always there,and so it will be.

  • Sheryl Littmann

    So proud of the Prime Minister for so eloquently standing up for what is just not just for Israel but for humanity.

  • Sarah Olsen

    I’m Jewish. A refugee from the former Soviet Union. It was there that I hated to be a Jew: I was insulted and mocked and discriminated, everyway you can think about, from my earlier childhood. Knowing nothing about my heritage (nothing in the history books, libraries not even a bible) how could I love to be a Jew?
    Not anymore!!!!! I’m proud to be a part of the people who gave to the pagan world a true moral code, believes in one G-d, and the promise of blessings if the people bless Israeli people , but curses to them who curses us.
    PM Netanyahu is a shiny example of my people, and not by a chance he is now a PM of Israel, G-d put him in this position for a time like this!

  • hank scheinberg

    I wanted to go up on the podium to stand with BiBI. What guts to stare down the whole UN and essentially tell them that Israel doesn’t give a damn what the UN thinks but will stand on its own.I felt so proud

  • Adriano

    I am an angolan national who always has sided with israel. And now your speech enhanced my great Love with your country, mr prime minister. I am sure israel will prevail for eternity against its enemies and cowards at United Nations! I whish I was an israeli citizen. Like previous empires, every one who rises against the chosen ones will be destroyed.

  • Emanuel

    Kol Hakavod Bibi what a speech! You earned the title eternal prime minister of deez nuts! Good job calling them out to their faces the ones who were not afraid to watch. So proud, thank you so much.

  • myra vero

    it’s fantastic speech, I’m so impressed.

  • The prime minister was right on on every position statement he touched.
    He covered everything with accuracy and tact and was impressive

    The world has gone nuts with lies and inaccurate statements and it looks like something has to give.

    Hopefully war will not break out, but all that is happening leads to terror and chaos, such as the world has not seen since WWII.

    Am Yisrael stay prepared as doom and gloom is about to cover the Earth, and very little will help.

  • Mr Netanyahu, you top my list of heroes. The entire world should be grateful to you. Millions of us pray for you.

  • We heard Torah-words in the General Meeting of the United Nations where out of 200 Nations there’re 150 Islam Nations, Islam supporting Nations.
    Islam : based on Koran, Hadith, Sharia, Jihad. Loaded with lies.
    Rome : based on changed Jewish scriptures.

    Only Jerusalem has the original words.

    And that’s why from Zion will flow His Words.

    Shabbat shalom from Holland,

  • Deborah F Titus

    Todah Rabah!!!! It was the firing and inspiring speech that Israeli Prime Minister had just given at the United Nations. May HaShem continue to bless Eretz Yisra’el in Yeshua’s Name!

  • As the nuclear arms negotiations were going on, the big suprise at the negotiating table sitting right across the US chief negotiator Secretary of State Kerry was the smileing Iranian Chief negotiator Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif, who was the Best Man at the wedding of Kerry’s Daughter! All the reasons to “celebrate” the so called success of the deal and the possibility of a nuclear war in the not so distant future!

  • The Gentlemen set in the UN are anti-Israeli and they would not like to speak against foes of Israel. UN are deaf and blind who do not see the terrible mistake committed by the Palestinians and other foes of Israel. Netanyahu is very true when he objects against US-Iranian nuclear deal. Iran is run by the Satan and not by the human beings

  • Dear Prime minister, Netanyahu., I and many of my friends are praying for you and your country.
    I am ashamed of our president Obama and his lack of support and protection of Israel.May the God Abraham protect you from your enemies. There are many here in America praying for you daily and for your country.. may those who love you be secure.May there be peace with in your walls and security in your palaces. For the sake of my brothers and friends I will say peace be with you .. For the sake of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your prosperity .God Bless You Prime Minister and bless your people and your land. Sincerely,Susan .

  • A. Holt

    Netanyahu is just about the strongest leader in the world. Why can’t Europe’s leaders have the boldness to speak up for what’s right. And speak up against the terror of Iran and it’s friends. President Obama is, and has been a very weak leader of the United States, and probably the worst one in the history of our Country. We can’t depend on him. Israel can’t depend on him. God willing, Israel will win out over all who try to destroy her. I am ashamed of the voters of this country who put Obama in the White House, not once, but twice. He is destroying this country and allowing terror to grow daily. God Help Us All !

  • Kim Schuler

    We proudly stand with Israel and apologize for our president’s handling of this crisis and for all the people in the United States that oppose Israel and spew their hatred towards this great nation.
    We know that God stands with Israel and that Israel puts to shame all the anti-Semite countries that try to oppose her.

  • Alfred Biegel

    Unfortunately, in his timely, and superbly delivered speech, Netanyahu failed to underscore the positive and constructive relationship with Cyrus the Great of the Persian Empire who supported the freedom and aspirations of the Israeli people and contributed substantially to the construction of the 2nd Temple latter destroyed by Rome. The alliance between Israel and the Persian Empire for many centuries stands in stark contrast to the deep divide that now exists between Israel and the Islamist ruled Iran for the past 35 years. After the 1973 Yom kipper War when the third temple was gravely threatened, and after substantial Israeli losses,”preemption” is the indelible Israeli strategic imperative. Decision makers in Iran understand that their counterproductive threats to wipe Israel off the map, can only result in grave danger to the very survival of the current Islamist led regime. Iran’s failure to comprehend the lessons of history, to include the outcome of previous leaders who threatened to destroy the Jews as specified in Mein Kampf must realize that Israel is not defenseless. The outcome of rhetoric highlighting a desire and intent to destroy Israel, provides more than enough justification for Iranian decisonmakers to be very cautious in the callous and continued use of such threats. Israel and its allies have the preventive means that if sufficiently provoked, will once again demonstrate the limits and grave results of tyrannical threats and actions. The historical caveat of “being very careful what you wish for” can have serious unanticipated costs.

  • Eloquent and elegant. This speech places everything in its proper context. It is a rebuke to those who require one, a reproach to those who will who ignore it, and a proud declaration of intent on behalf of worldwide Jewry; we will endure.

  • HaDaR

    This post by Zahava Englard is very important.
    Zahava is not a left-wing Israeli.
    She is a staunch Zionist who lives in Jerusalem.
    I know that her position expressed here is shared by many Israelis.
    I certainly share it completely, and I am an Israeli, and an American.

    We said both on Yom Kippur and Rosh HaShanah: “ותעביר ממשלת זדון מן הארץ”
    We pray EVERY DAY in the UNCENSORED version of the Amidah
    (those who, like me, do not pray on a CENSORED SIDDUR: “לַמְּשֻׁמָּדִים אַל תְּהִי תִקְוָה, כָּל הַמִּינִים וְהַמּוֹסְרִים כְּרֶגַע יֹאבֵדוּ, כָּל אוֹיְבֵי עַמְּךָ מְהֵרָה יִכַּרֵתוּ וּמַלְכוּת זָדוֹן מְהֵרָה תְעַקֵּר וּתְשַׁבֵּר וְתַכְנִיע אוֹתָם בִּמְהֵרָה בְיָמֵינוּ. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’, שׁוֹבֵר אוֹיְבִים וּמַכְנִיעַ זֵדִים.”…

    Zahava Englard wrote:
    Yes. The best part of Bibi’s speech was his 45 seconds of silence. Not because of the drama. Not because of his point he wished to emphasize.

    But because we were spared from listening to his bull$hit for 45 seconds.

    And then, unfortunately he began to speak further, capping his speech with more of his 2 state solution lunacy, only to be followed with the ol’ punchline that he delivered with his familiar bravado with regard to Israel doing whatever it takes to defend itself.
    What a joke.
    Wish I could laugh, Bibi. But while you were taking your show on the road,
    we in Israel had another mother and father to bury this night.

  • zachary margolies

    G’d Bless You, Benjamin Netanyahu. You are on the G’d’s side.

  • Linda Evans

    God Bless You Prime Minister Netanyahu,

    We, the true Christian people in America, Love you. We support you and bless you. We stand with you in your endeavor to take down the Iran Nuclear Deal. It is a bad deal.

    I personally do not believe it is a wise move to allow it to remain in force. I do not understand how our country became so ignorant to politics. Knowing full well that our votes do not count in Presidential Elections, I have always voted as I felt it my duty. But never again.

    Then I woke up to the weakness in our government and its inability to continue in the policies we the people thought we had engaged in 1776.

    Just wanted to show my support to Israel, and say that I was raised a Gentile but found later in life at 34 years old that I have a supernatural love for Israel in my heart. Then came to find I am Jewish.

    Now at 65 years old, I have this opportunity to say how much I love Israel and understand my roots in the Hebrew blood line of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Believing from all my research I am in the blood line of King David, I rejoice greatly.

    If it were not that God Himself told me in the early 1980’s that I am of Hebrew blood I would have never known.

    God Bless Israel and I pray for the Peace of Jerusalem always.

    Linda L. Evans

  • The truth – not the fantasy – is that there was never an independent, sovereign Arab state called Palestine.

    Israel is “the only nation in the world that is governing itself in the same territory, under the same name, and with the same religion and same language as it did 3,000 years ago.”

    Jerusalem was never the capital of any Arab polity in all of recorded history. Only one people has ever made Jerusalem its capital and only one people ever established their indigenous ancestral and biblical homeland between East of the River Jordan and West to the Mediterranean Sea: the Jews.
    Israel was reconstituted in 1920 by the 1920 San Remo Treaty which was confirmed by the 1920 Treaty of Sevres and Lausanne, also by the 1919 Faisal Weitzmann Agreement. The Arabs received at the same time over 5 million sq. miles of territory and the Jewish State was to receive 75,000 sq. miles. In the years before Israel was formally reconstituted and declared sovereign in 1948, the world referred to its Jewish residents as Palestinians. Indeed, the Palestinian military units fighting with the British Army in World War Two were Jewish to the man and woman. Few, if any, Arabs or Muslims fought against the Axis powers during that war and indeed many Arabs served in SS units; often willing collaborators with the Germans in murdering Jewish communities in the Balkans and elsewhere.
    Remember, the word Palestine was the name the Romans renamed Israel. The Mandate for Palestine over the territory was granted under international law and treaty by the League of Nations in 1920 to Great Britain with the express duty and obligation of re-establishing within it a Jewish homeland as agreed to in international treaties executed after WWI.
    At that time, the Palestine Mandate covered all of what is Israel – including Judea and Samaria, or what is erroneously called the West Bank – and present day Jordan.
    What so many in the media forget, if they ever knew, is that after the Ottoman Empire was dismantled by the victorious Allies, France and Britain, at the end of World War One, many new Arab states were created with Palestine reserved exclusively for a Jewish homeland under international law and treaty.
    But Britain violated international treaties, thus, it reneged on its duty and obligation to the Jews and tore away four fifths of the Mandate territory in 1922 – that is all the land east of the Jordan River – and arbitrarily gave it away as a new Arab State to the Hashemite Bedouin tribe. Immediately Jews were forbidden to live in what became Trans-Jordan and eventually the Kingdom of Jordan: An early example of ethnic cleansing and Arab apartheid. All Jewish property East of the Jordan River was confiscated and any Jews expelled.
    The borders of the Mandate for Palestine as eventually determined; Jordan East of the Jordan River and Israel everything West of the Jordan River including Jerusalem.
    Interestingly, Arabs and their leaders had rejected any notion of a separate Palestinian identity. For them, Palestine was merely a part of Greater Syria and the Arabs were indistinct from their neighbors. Indeed, the Syrian dictator, Assad, still plots for the return of Jordan, Israel and the disputed territories.
    As far as Palestine was concerned to those Arab absentee landlords of the early years of the 20th century, living in the fleshpots of Cairo, Damascus and Beirut, the land was worthless: desolate, barren and malarial infested.
    Then the Jewish pioneers returning in the late 19th century began to purchase the wasted and barren land at exorbitant prices – much higher than fertile land in Iowa and Idaho – drained the swamps and redeem again the ancestral ancient beloved Jewish homeland.
    Jewish development of the centuries old desolate and neglected land, restored in familial love through blood, sweat and tears, ironically these brought into the territory hundreds of thousands of illegal Arab aliens who found livelihoods that were unavailable in the stagnant and corrupt neighboring Arab societies.
    The British authorities invariably turned a blind eye to the flood of Arab illegal’s seeing in them a stick to beat the Jewish residents. Herein lays the false genesis of the present day Arab claim to all the land and their descendant’s stated threat to extirpate any and all Jewish life within its borders.
    So many well-meaning people in the West, as well as latent anti-Semites, have fallen hook, line and sinker for the fabrication, delusion and myth of an Arab homeland called Palestine. So many people now believe the false and deceptive claim by the well-funded Arab deceptive propaganda machine that the Jews came and stole it, which is blatantly false.
    But though it sounds affecting and no doubt to the liberal mind particularly emotional with all the tugging of the heart strings that it implies, it is still an absolute lie just like the weed that can never be fully uprooted.
    For so many people who are either ignorant or hard hearted towards the Jewish state, they are unaware that the Jews were the aboriginal and remaining indigenous inhabitants for two millennia before the Muslim religion was created and Muslim armies swarmed out of Arabia with a Koran in one hand and a sword in the other to occupy vast territories in the name of Allah, while beheading some of the males, raping the women and taking them as slaves. The pity is that the bible as history is there for all to read. Sadly, so many ignore what is written.
    The Arabs have spread over 12 million square kilometers in the Middle East and into North Africa (the Maghreb). Israel’s territory is barely 21,000 square kilometers (it was suppose to be 120,000 sq. km.) and may soon be reduced further in violation of international law and treaties and the Faisal-Weizmann agreement of January 3, 1919, which agreed that all of Palestine is allocated to the Jewish people; if the Jewish biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria is torn from it to create in its midst a terror state called Arab-Palestine: the 23rd Arab state.
    When the world extends to the million Jewish refugees who were terrorized, persecuted and expelled from Arab lands and all their assets including 120,000 sq. km/ of real property confiscated nearly 70 years ago the same sympathetic obsession that they extend to the Arabs who needlessly left Israel at the urging’s of the corrupt Arab League, then there maybe hope for a better international community than exists at the present time.

    • Sarah Olsen

      Dear YJ, great explanation for those who do not know history. I hope that many people will read your comments and educate themselves.
      People of Israel shall live, Israel shall live!

    • mike

      Fantastic. Excellent presentation of the whole truth of the matter. More in our Government here in America and especially the UN should read the facts.
      Thank you

  • Inge Johnson

    Ko Ha Kavod. I am so proud of Bibi. He really explained everything so well. The other media (TV, newspapes, etc.) only gave the highlights. hank you.
    Inge Johnson – Calfornia

  • Nathanyahu,you spoke more than what my mind feels,united nations leaders are very myopic with their reasonings,world leaders are just after the oil and uranium deal they will benefit from Iran,forgetting that the major source if terror in the Islamic world today is being sponsored by iran, i was thinking my country president Bahuri is the worst human mistake on earth after Iran deal I then knew that Obama is the worst human on planet,round the world Arabs are Chanting hate songs to Americans, to the west at large but the senseless America president still proceed in the deal,north Korean today are now lords tomorrow Iran will see themselves to be lords too,in Nigeria thesame person that say bokoharam are fighting a just course,soldiers killing bokoharam members means war on northern Nigeria people, 2011 when he failed election ordered the killing of almost a thousand persons,the publicly declared that Christians and Muslims are not now the President of Nigeria….shame to united nations,shame to united States

  • Pat Stewart

    God Bless You Sir and may God Bless Israel

  • Ellen VanOs

    strong, magnificent, truthful address to the United Nations! If they do not hear, the catastrophic war that will result, will be the end of our planet. And the end of this life that has so magnificently survived in spite of the horrors of history.

  • Lailiette Hagenhofer

    The best speech. God bless Israel.

  • Alexia Beth Baker Plankers

    Thank you for being the leader that Israel needs. You and the nation of Israel are blessed with the love of many in the US who are ashamed of the policies of this administration. I will never turn my back on Israel regardless of what evil presides over my country. The people who love Israel in the US will never turn their backs on you.