Dissecting Bibi…

I just twittered it, therefore it must be so –I like Bibi.
Yes, I unashamedly like, and support Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

His speech today, before a joint session of the United States Congress is an example of why I like him. He is honest, straightforward, and clear in his message. He does not parse words, and unlike some of our politicians, he means them.

Here are some snippets from today’s speech:

On Iran… “the threat to my country cannot be overstated. Those who dismiss it are sticking their heads in the sand. Less than seven decades after six million Jews were murdered, Iran’s leaders deny the Holocaust of the Jewish people, while calling for the annihilation of the Jewish state. Leaders who spew such venom, should be banned from every respectable forum on the planet.” –Amen.

“As for Israel, if history has taught the Jewish people anything, it is that we must take calls for our destruction seriously. We are a nation that rose from the ashes of the Holocaust.  When we say never again, we mean never again.  Israel always reserves the right to defend itself.” (emphasis mine) –But again, hard to argue with that statement. I appreciate his resolve, his job is to defend his people, not yield to terrorists.

On peace… “I recognize that in a genuine peace, we will be required to give up parts of the Jewish homeland.  In Judea and Samaria, the Jewish people are not foreign occupiers. We are not the British in India.  We are not the Belgians in the Congo. This is the land of our forefathers, the Land of Israel, to which Abraham brought the idea of one God, where David set out to confront Goliath, and where Isaiah saw a vision of eternal peace.  No distortion of history can deny the four thousand year old bond, between the Jewish people and the Jewish land.” –But many do distort history.

“our conflict has never been about the establishment of a Palestinian state. It has always been about the existence of the Jewish state. This is what this conflict is about.” -That is what it has always been about.

“I stood before my people, and I told you it wasn’t easy for me, and I said… “I will accept a Palestinian state.” It is time for President Abbas to stand before his people and say… “I will accept a Jewish state.”  Those six words will change history.” – It will never happen, and even if it did, it will not be anything more than words. Just as all of the previous agreements have been.

The Palestinian attempt to impose a settlement through the United Nations will not bring peace. It should be forcefully opposed by all those who want to see this conflict end. I appreciate the President’s clear position on this issue. Peace cannot be imposed.  It must be negotiated.  But it can only be negotiated with partners committed to peace.” –Most of those voting members in the U.N. are either Muslim or Communist,..yeah, how is that gonna work out? As Michael Medved says: -“United Nothing.”

-So, we watch, we wait, we will see.

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