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Netanyahu Slams Grossi: “We’re Not Allowed To Defend Ourselves?”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slammed International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi at the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday for his statement that “any attack on a nuclear facility is outlawed.”

“International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi just said in Tehran that an Israeli attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities is against the law,” Netanyahu said. “Grossi is a worthy gentleman who said something unworthy.”

Grossi met Iranian officials in Tehran on Saturday and at a press conference following the meetings, was asked about possible attacks by Israel and the US on Iran’s nuclear sites. “I think any attack, any military attack on a nuclear facility is outlawed, is out of the normative structures that we all abide by,” Grossi responded.

“Against which law?” Netanyahu asked. “Is Iran, which openly calls for our destruction, permitted to defend the destructive weapons that would slaughter us? Are we permitted to defend ourselves?

“It is clear that we are and it is clear that we will do so. And we will do so in discussions or actions around the clock, which I will not detail here, of course. Nothing will deter us from defending our country and preventing our enemies from eliminating the state of the Jews.

“We are on the eve of Purim. 2,500 years ago an enemy arose in Persia who sought to destroy the Jews. They did not succeed then, neither will they succeed today.

“I wish the entire people of Israel a Happy Purim.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

14 Responses

  1. But they did not succeed last time because Jews did teshuva for their sins, divrei tsomos veza’akasom, and it was not an army that saved them it was god who saved them. you are banking on saving yourself without any teshuva it duznt work like that.

  2. With all due respect Mr Netanyahu, the Jews in the time of the נס פורים returned to their Father in heaven and cried out to him in prayer. In order for a military strike to be successful, G-d must be on your side.

  3. The Prime Minister is not referring to purim but to chanukah. Surely you learned in yeshiva (עיין רב צדוק ברסיסי לילה ) why on chanukah the yidden didn’t just daven and do teshuva but they put a rag tag army together to fight. They were tzadikim. That’s why we need some more tzadikim to join the army. I assume you are already doing your part by doing teshuva?

  4. Iran said many times it has no bomb not interested in one but they keep on accusing it of wanting to have it that is with Israel having no one knows how much nuke and Iran is letting the international tribunal come and look at there places that they do not possess the bomb and do not want it either so bombing them and their nukes would do harm for innocent civilisation and people

  5. Circle, why Chanukah? On Taanis Esther (and in Shushan on Purim) the Jews put together an army and fought. It was a bloody physical war, exactly like those the IDF fights. And there’s no mention of talmidei chachomim being exempt from the fighting. Only Esther and her servants, who were safe in the palace, fasted and prayed for the Jewish army’s success. All the other Jews were forbidden to fast, because they had to fight, or at least to be ready to flee at a moment’s notice. That’s why we call it Taanis Esther, because only she fasted. Mordechai did not fast, because he was fighting.

  6. Somehow this clown overlooks Russia’s multiple (yes multiple!) direct attacks on several nuclear facilities in Ukraine including a rocket attack on Chernobyl.
    Also to that commenter with period as their username: I couldn’t quite make out what you were trying to say, but it seemed as though you were trying to put on a naive front claiming that Iran neither has nor seeks nukes.
    I don’t think we need to address how ignorant and naive that is.

  7. Why that commenter with the period was allowed to post in here? First, he doesn’t speak English. Second, he’s an Iranian or sympathiser with the Iranian regime who seeks to annihilate the Jewish people. Why in the world would you give him a voice on this forum?

  8. @Circle That’s why they want to draft the chareidim to the army so that they can have some tzadikim on their side.

  9. Whose “we’re not…”
    He has armed guards to defend his own self.
    But his citizens are unarmed by law while he’s ok with that.

  10. Iran might want to purify uranium for it’s progress as it says maybe have the ability to make a bomb in case it needs one like with Ukraine but if your anticipating Iran making that bomb then you can just forget about it and go back to sleep it won’t happen if they wanted it they would of done it already long time ago this will not happen cause they do not want it so your politicaly accusing them of something that just will not happen because they do not want it and that’s it in the mean time Israel has plenty of bombs
    One person mentioned Russia vining

  11. One person mentioned Russia bombing Ukraine nuclear that would endanger innocent lives this is true also if Israel would bomb Iran’s but it will not happen because Iran will not make this bomb it could have uraniam purified to some degree maybe the and like Ukraine has maybe for science but they do not want the bomb so you can have your ice cream

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