Bibi’s Day at the U.N.

During his speech to the U.N. General Assembly today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the world to stop Iran’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons — and presented ample evidence that, despite Iran’s claims, that pursuit is as alive today as it ever has been. He closed with this powerful and moving story:

Ladies and gentlemen, one cold day in the late 19th century, my grandfather Nathan and his younger brother Judah were standing in a railway station in the heart of Europe. They were seen by a group of anti-Semitic hoodlums who ran towards them waving clubs, screaming “Death to the Jews.”

My grandfather shouted to his younger brother to flee and save himself, and he then stood alone against the raging mob to slow it down. They beat him senseless, they left him for dead, and before he passed out, covered in his own blood, he said to himself “What a disgrace, what a disgrace. The descendants of the Macabees lie in the mud powerless to defend themselves.”

He promised himself then that if he lived, he would take his family to the Jewish homeland and help build a future for the Jewish people. I stand here today as Israel’s prime minister because my grandfather kept that promise.

And so many other Israelis have a similar story, a parent or a grandparent who fled every conceivable oppression and came to Israel to start a new life in our ancient homeland. Together we’ve transformed a bludgeoned Jewish people, left for dead, into a vibrant, thriving nation, a defending itself with the courage of modern Maccabees, developing limitless possibilities for the future.

In our time the Biblical prophecies are being realized. As the prophet Amos said, they shall rebuild ruined cities and inhabit them. They shall plant vineyards and drink their wine. They shall till gardens and eat their fruit. And I will plant them upon their soil never to be uprooted again.

[Repeates paragraph in Hebrew.]

Ladies and gentlemen, the people of Israel have come home never to be uprooted again.

View the entire speech here — and take a moment to give thanks to God that Israel is blessed with such an eloquent and brave spokesman.


Author: Stand For Israel | October 1, 2013
Posted in:  Iran, United Nations


 

What do you think?

  • Lorraine
    October 11, 2013
    9:22 pm
     

    God is still with Israel! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, people of the United States that believe the God of Israel will always stand by their side!

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  • John
    October 11, 2013
    3:57 pm
     

    Why does it need an inspirational speech that entails the truth and nothing but the truth.The world news should have penetrated at least half of the minds of the UN prior to Mr Netanyahu’s plea.

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  • Valli
    October 7, 2013
    12:30 pm
     

    A very excellent speech and a very courageous leader who speaks the truth and doesn’t back off. I pray that God will direct and give him wisdom in leading the Jewish people. God Bless!

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  • Francoise freeman
    October 6, 2013
    4:19 pm
     

    The Jews are great people.Bibi is a Geat Leader.God and many of us will save Their Homeland.If the U.N ignores his speech shame on all the Nations We wiil doom

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  • Amos
    October 6, 2013
    11:26 am
     

    The LORD will never leave Israel nor forsake Israel…He watches over Israel His people…Gen.28:15; Deu.31:6, Jos.1:5; 1Sa.12:22, Jehovah God changes not, as He is those days so is He today.

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  • Amos
    October 6, 2013
    11:12 am
     

    Of his (Benjamin Netanyahu) last word I wept for the sufferings of our brethren the original Israel, the children of Abraham (but now we are all Abraham’s children brought in by Christ the LORD).

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  • Shirley
    October 4, 2013
    9:36 pm
     

    I agree with all of the above comments. He is a wise , humble . courageous man. God bless him and God bless Israel.

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  • Pam
    October 4, 2013
    5:30 pm
     

    God Bless PM Netanyahu. He is a brave & Godly man. I’m Christian & will always support Israel. I always pray for Israel day & night plus they have always given to the world & stood by stupid US.

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  • james
    October 4, 2013
    4:01 pm
     

    Benjamin Netanyahu was the right person for that speech. Everything was made crystal clear Israel can defend herself but beware the Lord God is on their side.

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  • Peimila Luikham
    October 4, 2013
    3:13 am
     

    Courageous man of truth standing for the city of God. “The LORD loves the gates of Zion…Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God.” Ps87:2-3. I salute Bibi! The LORD watch over Irael.

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  • Valery
    October 4, 2013
    12:21 am
     

    Because I am Christian,I stand with Iarael.
    My prayers always with Israel.

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  • Jennifer
    October 3, 2013
    10:26 pm
     

    Israel assured of God’s help, Isaiah 41. Do not fear, I will help you.

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  • Harry Horatio
    October 3, 2013
    7:30 pm
     

    I pray for Benjamin and his family every day as required in Psalms 122:6-9. Lord, please set the angel watch about him and his family daily.

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  • Mark
    October 3, 2013
    3:57 pm
     

    Irans intentions are anything but peaceful. They have already made it known that they want to wipe Israel and the US off the map. I believe that the Gog-Magog war is next, as described in Dan 38-39.

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  • P.
    October 3, 2013
    3:06 pm
     

    I love Bibi…he is a prophet of the Most High. Let his words manifest to the peace of Jerusalem and may Israel be forever.

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  • Christopher
    October 3, 2013
    3:16 am
     

    Yes Bibi talks with a lot of sense. But will Obama listen to what Bibi says.

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  • Donna
    October 2, 2013
    11:20 pm
     

    GOD Bless PM Netanyahu, GOD Bless Israel and GOD Bless all the people who Stand for Israel! AMEN

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  • marcia
    October 2, 2013
    8:52 pm
     

    Inspirational

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  • Marilyn
    October 2, 2013
    8:46 pm
     

    I love Benjamin Netanyahu, he is so bold and he take no guff from anyone. May God bless him always.
    May God be with Israel against her enemies.

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  • Jo
    October 2, 2013
    3:10 pm
     

    I pray the world was listening.

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  • Barbara
    October 2, 2013
    1:53 pm
     

    It is refreshing to hear truth, actually. As opposed to the nonsense I hear in the nightly news broadcast also known as the u.s. media. It is honorable to speak truth and expose lies.

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  • John
    October 2, 2013
    1:43 pm
     

    I could not agree more with PM Netanyahu. For the sake of my Grandparents, whom I never met, and the SIX MILLION Jews that were annihilated by the Nazi Holocaust, simply, for being Jewish!

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  • David
    October 2, 2013
    1:27 pm
     

    Thank God for strong leadership in Israel. I wish the same was true in the USA

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  • SHERRY
    October 2, 2013
    1:19 pm
     

    GOD HAVE MERCY ON THE USA IF WE DON’T HELP ISRAEL‼

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  • Violet
    October 2, 2013
    12:27 pm
     

    God be with you Mr. Prime Minister and the people of Israel. This IS your land and your people too. God promise is alive and I am seeing these biblical promises being fulfilled.

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  • Roger
    October 2, 2013
    10:56 am
     

    I read the speech and was moved by it. I am a Christian and pray for the peace of Israel every day, after all if it weren’t for Jewish belief I would not be a Christian today.

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  • MFS
    October 2, 2013
    9:10 am
     

    I understand Netanyahu’s sentiments. As long as Jews understand that Christians don’t share them. Christians greatest victories come from being “in the mud”. True, Israel will never be uprooted again.

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  • Ruth
    October 2, 2013
    7:53 am
     

    The oppression on Israel by Iran and the rest of the Islamists nations roundabout, et al, has been the potential wick for an annihilative global war, and to that, Israel is alone to fend for her life

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    • Ruth
      October 2, 2013
      8:04 am
       

      Ironical, the Bible coined ”Persia” (the modern day Iran), and ”prince of Persia” as the repugnant, abominable adversary named satan, the rebel against the Almighty.

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      • justina
        October 4, 2013
        1:45 am
         

        My bible tells me that Lucifer was cast down after attempting to ascend above God’s throne. There’s nothing new under this sun. Let’s wait and see what will happen to Satan and his cohorts.

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  • Irene
    October 2, 2013
    12:35 am
     

    Eloquent indeed! We applaud Benjamin Netanyahu for his brave speech!The world needs to hear the truth for a change!

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  • Eddie
    October 2, 2013
    12:33 am
     

    the United Nations must take this into consideration. Thorough investigation should be conducted before it’s too late.

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  • Oscar
    October 1, 2013
    7:38 pm
     

    Stop worrying too much, the whole wide world knows Israel, just pray and leave everything to the Lord of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob… Long live Israel !!!

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    • Justina
      October 4, 2013
      1:36 am
       

      The God of Israel will prosper Her. There Bibi son of The most High God arise like Joshua and posses your heritage. The Sun/heaven will strengthen your hands for war and your fingers for battle shalom

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  • Jeffrey
    October 1, 2013
    5:15 pm
     

    #1 GOD GAVE THEM THE LAND ! #2 They are GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE !!!

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  • Michael
    October 1, 2013
    4:11 pm
     

    Amazing! God’s chosen people. I stand with you ISRAEL!

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  • Mike ~
    October 1, 2013
    4:03 pm
     

    “When it comes to nuclear program, Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf’s clothing, Rouhani is a wolf in sheep’s clothing”

    Excellent analogy. Right on target!

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  • Scott
    October 1, 2013
    3:03 pm
     

    I agree with Prim minister Benjamin Netanyahu in all he had said. The Iranians need to be stopped of their Nuclear program and if Israel goes against the Iranians without U.S. help, God is with them.

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  • Susan
    October 1, 2013
    2:57 pm
     

    His speeches are always interesting and informative.

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