My personal admiration for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu grows daily – particularly after his address to the United Nations.
He delivered an absolute SMACKDOWN to the delegation over its silence when Iran continues to threaten his nation’s destruction.
“70 years after the murder of six million Jews, Iran’s leaders threaten to destroy my country, to murder my people and yet the response from this body, from nearly every one of the governments represented here, the response from every one of you here, utter silence,” he said. “Deafening silence.”
Next, he said absolutely nothing, staring down the crowd of world leaders for nearly a minute.
As Real Clear Politics reports, “unlike the U.N. and “almost every government represented here,” Netayahu vowed to “refuse to be silent.”
“If Iran’s rulers were working to destroy your countries, perhaps you’d be somewhat less enthusiastic about the deal,” he said. “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 would be more reluctant to celebrate.”
“Iran is setting up dozens of terror cells,” Netanyahu said. “Imagine what they will do after the sanctions are lifted.”
“Unmuzzled,” Iran will “go on the prowl, devouring more and more prey,” he said.
“It is 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 high price of silence. And as the Prime Minsiter of the Jewish state, as someone who knows the history, I refuse to be silent.”
“I’ll say it again. The days when the Jewish people remain passive in the face of genocidal enemies – those days are over,” he says.
“Israel will not allow Iran to sneak in… to the nuclear weapons club.”
“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 perservered. 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 4000 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. Am Yisrael Chai.”
AMEN! Boy, I wish we had someone with Bibi’s brass leading our nation.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]