Transcript of Netanyahu’s UN General Assembly speech

This is one of the best, and probably the best addresses I have ever had the privilege of reading.

Israel is a small nation but Prime Minister Netanyahu has far more testicular fortitude than the titular leader of a far bigger and more powerful nation, President Obama. This part of the PM’s address stood out:

I want there to be no confusion on this point. Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons. If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone. Yet, in standing alone, Israel will know that we will be defending many, many others.

PM Netanyahu said many other things well worth reading, understanding and repeating. Please read the whole thing.

Transcript of Netanyahu’s UN General Assembly speech – Diplomacy and Defense Israel News | Haaretz.

I want there to be no confusion on this point. Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons. If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone. Yet, in standing alone, Israel will know that we will be defending many, many others.
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I feel deeply honored and privileged to stand here before you today representing the citizens of the state of Israel. We are an ancient people. We date back nearly 4,000 years to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We have journeyed through time. We’ve overcome the greatest of adversities.

And we re-established our sovereign state in our ancestral homeland, the land of Israel.

Now, the Jewish people’s odyssey through time has taught us two things: Never give up hope, always remain vigilant. Hope charts the future. Vigilance protects it.

Today…

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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6 Responses to Transcript of Netanyahu’s UN General Assembly speech

  1. --Rick says:

    Where are America’s statesmen? It seems all we ever get in the well of political gathering are parrots, harpies or less than honorable truth seekers and commentators. How far we’ve fallen since the early days of enlightenment through to the Emancipation Proclamation.

    • Where are America’s statesmen?

      They do seem to have vanished, don’t they. Now we have statist men instead and they are doing a bang up job. Do you know of any electable potential statesmen on the horizon?

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  3. Ruvy says:

    I saw the prime minister speak, Dan. After all, he is the head of government of the country I live in. And it was a great speech.

    And that is the problem. It was just a speech. As he spoke, no Israeli warplanes nuked Tehran, no Israeli warplanes destroyed Iranian yellow cake, no Israeli warplanes TOOK THE ENEMY DOWN AND DESTROYED THEM!

    Words are cheap. DEEDS are priceless.

    Regards to the bride,
    Ruvy

    • Thanks for the comment, Ruvy.

      True, it was only a speech. Speaking forcefully, clearly and to the point seems to be the most that PM Netanyahu can do now. He did speak forcefully, clearly and to the point, with no mumble jumbo jumble of the sort we have long been accustomed to hearing from President Obama. I think (and hope) that the PM said what he meant and meant what he said.

      Should the “peace process” with suddenly “moderate” Iran fail — as seems almost certain — and should an Israeli strike therefore become necessary for Israel to survive, there appears to be a substantially better than even chance that it will happen, with or without (and most likely without) consent from President Obama and regardless of the views of the “community of nations.”

      Regards and saludos to you and your bride.

      Dan

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