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PM Netanyahu Details Hizbullah Threat

bibif2.jpgSpeaking to members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the situation along Israel’s northern border, Lebanon and Hizbullah The prime minister explained that in the past, Hizbullah’s abilities were viewed as inferior to those of the Lebanese military, but today, the terrorist organization seems to have surpassed the Lebanese army, warning the Government of Lebanon and Hizbullah are today intertwined with the inclusion of Hizbullah cabinet ministers. He explained that Hizbullah has basically taken over as the nation’s army.

The prime minister explained that the Lebanese government must be held accountable for every act of aggression against Israel, seeking to convey his concerns regarding Hizbullah, which today poses a formidable threat.

Mr. Netanyahu also discussed the mounting threat from Iran, calling on the United States to use Internet capabilities against Tehran, explaining that while Iranian leaders are seeking to suppress news and events, the United States does have the ability to use the Internet and Twitter to change current realities. He pointed out that among many Iranians, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his colleagues are far from popular and thwarting his media blackout efforts could indeed yield positive results.

He stressed the growing Iranian threat is far from just Israel’s problem, calling upon the international community to halt Iran’s ongoing and advancing nuclear program.

Regarding the construction freeze throughout Yehuda and Shomron, the prime minister told committee members that the cabinet decision for a 10-month construction freeze is a one-time limited decision.

Opposition MK (Ichud HaLeumi) Dr. Michael Ben-Ari, a member of the committee, explained following the meeting that he is furious  over the prime minister’s efforts to whitewash his building freeze, stating it is less relevant if the move is for a number of days, weeks or months, but the very idea of halting construction in Eretz Yisrael is pasul.

Ben-Ari stated he confronted the prime minister, accusing him of compromising national long-term interests for instant satisfaction, citing cases including a deal for the release of Gilad Shalit and the construction freeze.

“The quiet enjoyed today in Gaza and Lebanon is not the result of concessions, but Israel’s deterrence and Operation Cast Lead, he exclaimed.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)

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  1. “The quiet enjoyed today in Gaza and Lebanon is not the result of concessions, but Israel’s deterrence and Operation Cast Lead, he exclaimed.

    The quiet enjoyed today is just the calm before the storm, and a huge storm it will be. A storm that could have been avoided if Bibi had finished the job instead of stopping in the middle.
    And why did he stop… because he is a yirai obama instead of yirai Hash-m.
    What a tragic mistake.

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