Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a moving and powerful speech before a joint session of Congress, promising that the Jewish people would never passively accept persecution again. He stood to warn America and the world of just how dangerous Iran really is. Now the question is will we listen, or will our politicians allow one of the most vile regimes on the planet to develop the capability to wipe Israel from the Earth?
Iran is the foremost state sponsor of terrorism in the world. Look at that graph. Look at that map that you see on the wall. It shows Iran training, arming, dispatching terrorists on five continents. Iran envelopes the entire world with its tentacles of terror. This is what Iran is doing now without nuclear weapons. Imagine what Iran would do with nuclear weapons and this same Iran vows to annihilate Israel. If it develops nuclear weapons, it would have the means to achieve that goal. We must not let that happen! And as Prime Minister of Israel I have a moral obligation to speak up in the face of these dangers while there is still time to avert them.
For 2000 years, my people, the Jewish people, were stateless, defenseless, voiceless. We were utterly powerless against our enemies who swore to destroy us. We suffered relentless persecution and horrific attacks. We could never speak in our own behalf, and we could not defend ourselves. Well, no more! No more. The days when the Jewish people are passive in the face of threats to annihilate us, those days are over.