May 8, 2009

Prime Minister Netanyahu is Coming to Washington, DC

By Mike Evans

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered both a stirring speech and a dire warning of the danger posed by Iran’s headlong rush to gain nuclear weapons. He said:
“Friends, there is something significant that is happening today in the Middle East, and I can say that for the first time in my lifetime, I believe for the first time in a century, that Arabs and Jews see a common danger. This wasn't always the case. In the '30's and '40's, many in the Arab world supported another country believing that that was their hope. In the '60's, '70' and '80's, they supported another country that was at odds with the Jewish state. But this is no longer the case.

“There is a great challenge afoot. But that challenge also presents great opportunities. The common danger is echoed by Arab leaders throughout the Middle East; it is echoed by Israel repeatedly; it is echoed by Europeans, by many responsible governments around the world. And if I had to sum it up in one sentence, it is this: Iran must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. If I had to sum up the opportunity in one word, it would be cooperation - cooperation between Israel and the Arab world and cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians.” (Read entire speech.)

At one meeting in Washington this week, Iran’s nuclear program came under harsh criticism. Three experts from the international community talked of the danger to Israel if Iran is allowed to produce nuclear arms. Tehran continues to reject UN Security Council demands that it halt its nuclear works. Iran is considered the major sponsor of terrorism worldwide and overtly supports both Hamas and Hezbollah, terrorist neighbors to Israel.

President Obama does not support Israel’s plan for peace. He supports the Saudi Plan which calls for all lands to be returned per various UN resolutions in exchange for the Arabs recognizing the right of Jews to exist in the Middle East. This includes the return of East Jerusalem to PA control. This in no way means that Jews would be allowed to set foot on Saudi soil; they will not!

On Tuesday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered an inflammatory speech on a visit to Syria, a key Iranian ally. He labeled Zionism as “occupation” and “aggression.” According to Ahmadinejad, "The Zionist occupiers are destructive microbes, because Zionism itself is occupation, aggression, the use of assassination and annihilation. Zionism was created to threaten us. To support the Palestinian resistance is a humanitarian and popular obligation. Syria and Iran are united in supporting the Palestinian resistance."

In past speeches, Ahmadinejad has gone so far as to predict that Israel is destined to be “wiped from the map,” and he had declared the Holocaust to be a “myth.”

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