“Distinguished delegates, I come here from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of my people – the people of Israel – I’ve come here to speak about the dangers we face and about the opportunities we see.
“I’ve come here to expose the brazen lies spoken from this very podium against my country and against the brave soldiers who defend it. Ladies and Gentlemen, The people of Israel pray for peace. But our hopes and the world’s hope for peace are in danger. Because everywhere we look, militant Islam is on the march. It’s not militants. It’s not Islam. It’s militant Islam.
“Typically, its first victims are other Muslims, but it spares no one. Christians, Jews, Yazidis, Kurds – no creed, no faith, no ethnic group is beyond its sights. And it’s rapidly spreading in every part of the world…”
At yesterday’s 69th UN General Assembly Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered to a wide-ranging speech that touched on the scourge of radical Islam, the dangers of a nuclear Iran and a new paradigm for peace with the Palestinians. He also presented a logical case to convince the world that what Israel faces today, it will face in the near future. Furthermore, he accused many UN delegates of at best, sheer ignorance or at worst, rank hypocrisy:
“Last week, many of the countries represented here rightly applauded President Obama for leading the effort to confront ISIS. And yet weeks before, some of these same countries, the same countries that now support confronting ISIS, opposed Israel for confronting Hamas. They evidently don’t understand that ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree. ISIS and Hamas share a fanatical creed, which they both seek to impose well beyond the territory under their control.
Reporting on the last day for speeches at the UNGA’s general debate, Herb Keinon writes in The Jerusalem Post,
‘Netanyahu also cautioned against focusing world efforts on battling Islamic State at the expense of ignoring Iran’s nuclear aspirations, saying that “to defeat ISIS [Islamic State] and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the war”. ‘Netanyahu broke up his address into five main parts: The first dealt with the challenge of Islamic radicalism, as embodied by Islamic State. The second part dealt with the danger of an already existing Islamic state – Iran – getting nuclear capabilities. The third dealt with the summer’s Gaza operation; the fourth with rising anti-Semitism; and the fifth with a comprehensive regional peace…’ (click to read full article).
In Netanyahu at UN warns “militant Islam is on the march”; from Hamas to Isis but greatest threat is Iran, Joel Rosenberg provides a useful summary of the speech:
- “To defeat ISIS & leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power would be to win the battle & lose the war.”
- “ISIS & Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree. They share the same fanatical creed.”
- “The Nazis believed in a master race. The militant Islamists believe in a master faith.”
- “Militant Islam is on the march. It’s not militants. It’s not Islam. It’s militant Islam.”
- “What would your countries do if thousands of rockets were fired at your cities?”
- “You wouldn’t let terrorists fire rockets at your cities with impunity.”
- “Hamas deliberately put its rockets in hundreds of residential areas.”
- “Israel was using its missiles to protect its children. Hamas was using its children to protect its missiles.”
- “No other country and no other army in history has gone to greater lengths to avoid casualties among the civilian population of their enemy.”
- “Hamas cynically used Palestinian civilians as human shields. Israel did everything to minimize Palestinian casualties.”
- “Allowing Iran to reach nuclear capabilities will pose the greatest threat to us all.”
- “A broader rapprochement between Israel and the Arab world may help facilitate Israeli-Palestinian peace.”
- “Israel is prepared to work with Arab partners to confront dangers and seize opportunities.”
- “There is a new Middle East. It presents new dangers but also new opportunities.”
- “In any peace agreement I will always insist that Israel be able to defend itself by itself.”
- “The UNHCR has betrayed its noble mission to protect the innocent. The Human Rights Council has become the Terrorist Rights Council.”
- Quoting Scripture: “For the sake of Zion I will not be silent. For the sake of Jerusalem, I will not be still.”
Click to watch and/or click to read this PM’s straight-talking, no-nonsense speech. In presenting a balanced report let me state that this speech was followed by the usual clueless or duplicitous claptrap from the US State Dept, the PA and Israeli left-wing, as reported by the ICEJ (International Christian Embassy Jerusalem).
‘While there have been no reported Hamas beheadings of journalists, the similarities between Hamas and ISIS are more important than their differences, as Netanyahu’s September 29th speech at the UN highlighted. And it’s worth providing additional details to show just how alike Hamas and ISIS are…’ writes Noel Beck in The Commentator.
In addition to scrutinising those many similarities in Isis, Hamas and the lessons to learn from Israel, Beck severely castigates president Obama’s personal irresponsibility in this grave issue, as follows:
‘Yet, astonishingly, President Obama and liberals have continually called for restraint when Israel’s military has confronted Hamas (after Hamas’ countless attacks against Israeli civilians) and Obama has pressed Israel to negotiate with Hamas (as if the U.S. would ever negotiate with ISIS). ‘Worse still, the Obama administration tried to advance Hamas’ negotiating position and recently pressured Israel into letting Hamas keep its military capabilities. Given the opportunity to obliterate ISIS’ terrorist infrastructure, would the U.S. ever spare any part of it?
‘Even more troubling – in terms of the perils involved – is Obama’s feckless strategy towards the Iranian regime, which is the world’s chief sponsor of Islamist terrorist groups (including Hamas and Hezbollah). Like so many Islamist terrorist organizations, Iran executes homosexuals; mistreats women; persecutes religious minorities; employs barbaric, Sharia-law punishments (like amputation and stoning); and brutalizes political dissenters (among myriad other human rights violations).’