PM Netanyahu Feels A Confrontation With Iran Is Better ‘Sooner Than Later’


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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told his cabinet ministers on Sunday, 21 Iyar, that it is best to enter into a confrontation with Iran sooner rather than later.

Netanyahu told his Cabinet that Iran has delivered advanced weapons to Syria “in order to attack us both on the battlefield and on the home front, including weaponized UAVs, ground-to-ground missiles and Iranian anti-aircraft batteries that would threaten air force jets.”

“We are determined to block Iran’s aggression against us even if this means a struggle. Better now than later,” he said.

“Nations that were unprepared to take timely action to counter murderous aggression against them paid much heavier prices afterwards. We do not want escalation, but we are prepared for any scenario.”

The Prime Minister made his remarks in front of the media, ahead of a meeting this week in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. In other words, Bibi’s willing to take us into a war with Iran, and potentially with Russia. Cynics would say he’s doing it to reinforce his own political power in the middle of a serious threat to him personally. I’m going to dan l’khaf z’chus and say that he’s just been in power too long and has lost his powers of judgment. Remember when Golda Meir ignored all the signs that the Yom Kippur War was about to happen, because her thinking had gotten ossified from being PM too long? (You bet I remember – i was there. Nothing like a nice, almost fatal war to imprint something on your memory.)

    When politicians are in power for too long, they stop thinking critically and lose touch with the real world. Everything becomes a matter of what sounds good politically, what has “good optics.”

    Maybe it’s time Bibi retired, and let some of the other leaders in his group take over. If he was snatched by an alien flying saucer tomorrow, the Likud and the settler movement would still continue nicely without him. He’s not indispensable and his party should start thinking about a replacement.