Friday, September 28, 2012

Bibi Netanyahu at the UN

UN address by Benjamin Netanyahu, New York Sept 27 2012:

This 31-minute speech is eloquent, dramatic, and a MUST-SEE video for everyone observing the progress of humankind.

Bibi starts with:
"3000 years ago, King David reigned over the Jewish state, in our eternal capital, Jerusalem..."
Then he speaks of
  • Jewish history and achievement, ancient and modern
  • Israeli progress and leadership
  • the struggle between modernity and mediaevalism; between love of life and glorification of death; between freedom and world conquest by suppression
  • Israeli progress is based on Jewish tradition, like that of the US and free world: liberty, equality, human rights, human progress, love of life and peace
  • confidence that mediaevalism will be defeated, but when and at what cost?
  •  the need to draw a "red line" on Iran's development of neclear-weapons capability, and where to draw it (enrichment, stage 2, being the only verifiable indicator of weapons capability)
  • the need for the free world to work together to ensure that mediaevalism is defeated by modernity, based on our timeless traditions: love of life and peace
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