Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Continues to Lie and Push for a Confrontation With Iran
PM Benjamen Netanyahu begins his address at the Aipac Conference with:
"Today, an unprecedented threat to humanity looms large. A radical Iranian regime armed with nuclear weapons could bring an end to the era of nuclear peace the world has enjoyed for the last 65 years. Such a regime could provide nuclear weapons to terrorists and might even be tempted to use them itself. Our world would never be the same. Iran’s brazen bid to develop nuclear weapons is first and foremost a threat to Israel, but it is also a grave threat to the region and to the world. Israel expects the international community to act swiftly and decisively to thwart this danger. But we will always reserve the right to defend ourselves."
Netanyahu fails to mention that many countries have felt threatened by Israel’s unclaimed and un inspected stockpiles of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons for decades. Israel should sign the Non Proliferation treaty as Iran and Iraq did years ago.
Netanyahu goes on:
"Ladies and Gentlemen,
The connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel cannot be denied. The connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem cannot be denied.
The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3,000 year ago and the Jewish people are building Jerusalem today. Jerusalem is not a settlement. It is our capital.
In Jerusalem, my government has maintained the policies of all Israeli governments since 1967, including those led by Golda Meir, Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin. Today, nearly a quarter of a million Jews, almost half the citys Jewish population, live in neighborhoods that are just beyond the 1949 armistice lines. All these neighborhoods are within a five-minute drive from the Knesset. They are an integral and inextricable part of modern Jerusalem."
Can you imagine if all groups of peoples associated with a piece of land decided to make claims based on claims made 2000 years ago? PM Netanyahu continues to support Israel’s ongoing defiance of International Laws, decisions, agreements and UN Resolutions. He continues to narrow the gap for a two state solution.
Netanyahu continues to lie.
"Yet Israel is unjustly accused of not wanting peace with the Palestinians. Nothing could be further from the truth.My government has consistently shown its commitment to peace in both word and deed. From day one, we called on the Palestinian Authority to begin peace negotiations without delay. I make that same call today. President Abbas, come and negotiate peace."
Israel has never stopped building illegal settlements. Never. Israel is in violation of I believe more UN resolutions than any other country, and ignores the decisions of the International court that the settlements (all settlements are illegal, as well as parts of the wall built on Internationally recognized Palestinian land. Netanyahu has proven once again Israel does not want peace. The door to a two state solution is closing. And Israel has done their best to close that door.
Link to Netanyahu’s speech