Netanyahu to U.N.: “Red lines prevent war”

Today, after a speech by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas that accused Israel of creating a “racist climate fueled by a culture of incitement in the Israeli curriculum,” engaging in “a campaign clearly and deliberately aimed at altering [Jerusalem’s] historic character,” and perpetrating “a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people,” Israeli Prime Minister Netayahu spoke at the U.N.:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday took aim at the Iranian nuclear program, saying that the regime was using negotiations to stall and urging clear “red lines” on its uranium enrichment.

“At this late hour, there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran from getting atomic bombs and that’s by placing a clear red line on Iran’s nuclear weapons program,” Netanyahu said in an address to the United Nations General Assembly. “Red lines don’t lead to war; red lines prevent war.”

“Iran uses diplomatic negotiations to buy time to advance its program,” he said. “The international community has tried sanctions, has passed some of strongest sanctions. Oil exports have been curbed, and the Iranian economy has been hit hard. But we must face the truth that sanctions have not stopped Iran’s nuclear drive.”

Citing data from the IAEA, Netanyahu said that Iran “doubled its centrifuges last year.”

Physically drawing a red line across a diagram of the Iranian bomb, that he held up before the assembly, Netanyahu said that a red line must be placed on Iran’s uranium enrichment program: “Then Iran will back down,” he asserted.

There’s full video of the speech here.

As frustrating as it was to listen to Abbas’ lies and invective, it is always reassuring to know that Israel has leadership in PM Netanyahu that is eloquent, strong, and willing to do what needs to be done to protect his nation’s security. Well-played, Mr. Prime Minister.


Author: Stand For Israel | September 27, 2012
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What do you think?

  • Mary
    October 4, 2012
    11:35 pm
     

    I think PM Benjamin Netanyahu is very wise and strong leader. His speech is well done. Hes trying to prevent war and he knows what the cost would be with a nuclear war. PM Benjamin Netanyahu you are a blessing to your Nation and the Israeli People.

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  • Joan
    September 28, 2012
    10:38 am
     

    The Book of Revelations is quite clear about what will happen to those who dare to touch the “Apple of God’s Eye”

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    • valerie
      September 30, 2012
      4:23 pm
       

      AGREE WITH YOU JOAN

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    • Carrie L
      October 1, 2012
      12:50 pm
       

      I hope that PM Netanyahu is being guarded with “extra” security, as things are extremely dangerous right now for any leader who is putting up a block to evil forces. I am sure the Israeli security forces are staying ever vigilant to insure his safety–he is one of the few “hopes” that the world has.

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  • Dan C
    September 27, 2012
    10:06 pm
     

    If only we had a “Netanyahu” running for president here …

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  • Carrie
    September 27, 2012
    8:14 pm
     

    I have great admiration for Prime Minister Netanyahu and pray that all that he said did not fall on “deaf ears”. Drawing a “red line” is one thing, but relying on a “MIGHTY G-D” is another and Israel most assuradly has the MIGHTY G-D OF ISRAEL. Obama is a muslim, what more needs to be said? He is destroying America, but what’s sad is America is letting him! What happened to our hero’s (are they still only in the TV?) Where are those who are NOT AFRAID TO STAND WITH ISRAEL WITH TRUTH AND JUSTICE. If Israel falls so does America!

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  • Robert
    September 27, 2012
    6:00 pm
     

    I think our jewish brothers in Isreal should be proud of their priminister

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