Monday, May 23, 2011

Netanyahu at AIPAC

At Jerusalem Post, "PM: 'Israel cannot return to indefensible 1967 lines'." And, "Prime Minister Netanyahu's AIPAC Speech."

Also, from Joel Rosenberg, at National Review, "Netanyahu to AIPAC: Stop Iran or Israel Will":

After the worst week in U.S.-Israel relations in 35 years, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington Monday and gave a powerful and effective speech at the AIPAC gala dinner at the Washington Convention Center, warning the world to stop Iran — or Israel will – and respectfully but directly challenging the Obama administration on Jerusalem and the peace process.

Netanyahu received scores of standing ovations from the 7,800 guests in attendance, the biggest event in the history of AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee). More than half of the members of the U.S. House and Senate were there, as were ambassadors from more than fifty countries and many top Israeli officials, including defense minister Ehud Barak and opposition leader Tzipi Livni. The longest and most sustained came when the prime minister firmly resisted the policy of President Obama, who seeks to divide Jerusalem and stop Israel from building “settlements” in East Jerusalem.

“Jerusalem is not a settlement,” said Netanyahu. “It is our capital.”
More at the link.

RELATED: At WSJ, "Palestinian Statehood Vote Looms Over U.S.-Israel Rift."