Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Netanyahu On Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran’s president is a greater danger than Hitler. The former Israeli prime minister told the biennial conference of the Orthodox Union in Jerusalem that unlike Hitler, whose quest for nuclear weapons followed his genocide against the Jewish people, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was pursuing nuclear capacity first. “The future of the Jewish state is as in danger as it has ever been in the last half-century,” Netanyahu said, echoing remarks he made to the North American Jewish federation system’s annual gathering earlier this month.Netanyahu said Israel should support the American-led initiative to contain the Iranian threat, but that Israel should also be prepared if those efforts fail. “We must use the powers that we’ve amassed to make the Jews no longer defenseless and able to shape their destiny and protect their future,” Netanyahu said. “This is the most important thing that we can do today. Everything else is secondary.”