web analytics
April 19, 2014 / 19 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



Netanyahu To Pope: Israel Won’t Rely On Others To Take Care Of Iran Nuclear Threat


During a meeting at the Vatican on Monday, Prime Minister Netanyahu presented Pope Francis with a menorah and a copy of a book on the Spanish Inquisition by Netanyahu’s father.

During a meeting at the Vatican on Monday, Prime Minister Netanyahu presented Pope Francis with a menorah and a copy of a book on the Spanish Inquisition by Netanyahu’s father.

Share Button

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday with Pope Francis in the Vatican and with Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, and with both, the Iranian nuclear issue was a major topic of conversation.

Netanyahu made clear during his state visit that “I will not rely on others to take care of [the Iranian issue] for me.”

He stressed that he does not intend to stop criticizing the interim deal reached between Iran and the world powers in Geneva, adding that “if I don’t stand up against those who want to destroy us, then what would I speak out [against]?”

In closed talks on Monday, Netanyahu said that “the United States is a great friend of the state of Israel and will remain our greatest friend.”

He added: “I always suggest maintaining our strong ties to the U.S., but it is clear that the world is changing,” explaining that change also means expanding international ties.

This sentiment echoes that of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who said that “ties with the U.S. are decreasing, we need additional allies,” indicating the need for new economic collaborations, but not for a new strategic ally to replace the United States.

“What, should we not open a window to China? That’s absurd. This obviously would not mean that tomorrow we will sign a defense alliance contract with China. Other collaborations exist with countries in Europe, and that’s good,” said Netanyahu.

On Monday, an official in the Prime Minister’s Office aggressively attacked the statement of former prime minister Ehud Olmert, who charged that Netanyahu’s conduct is damaging Israel’s relationship with the United States.

“Not everyone has experience with ongoing failure like Olmert does – in Lebanon, in the disengagement, in his indecisiveness about whether to close the border fence with Egypt, in dealing with the Iranian threat. At the end of the day, you need to know when to speak up,” the official said.

The official also indirectly addressed Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who said on Monday in an interview with CNBC, “The kind of intimacy we have with the United States government” is “maybe [Israel’s] most strategic asset.”

Lapid added that “I think it’s okay to have disputes within the family as long we keep it within the family – I think we’re still in the framework of [being] within the family.”

According to the Prime Minister’s Office official, “The floodgates of [easing] sanctions against Iran are opening up, so what should we do? Send faxes to the White House? Seventy-five years ago, when there was no state, the Jews tried to talk with American President Roosevelt behind closed doors, and that did not really help the Jews of Europe.”

Netanyahu passed the message about the Iranian threat on to Pope Francis and to Letta. He told the pope that “Iran aspires to attain a nuclear bomb. It would thus threaten not only Israel but also Italy, Europe, and the entire world,” adding that “the most dangerous regime in the world must not be allowed to have the most dangerous weapon in the world.”

To his Italian counterpart, Netanyahu said that “even though Iran has not even begun to implement the agreement, there appears to be a general relaxation of sanctions and a rush to accommodate Iran and to make it legitimate, as if Iran has changed anything of its actual policies except to smile, to speak English on occasion and to make Powerpoint presentations…”

– Israel Hayom, exclusively via JNS

Share Button

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

Leave a comment (Select your commenting platform)

6 Responses to “Netanyahu To Pope: Israel Won’t Rely On Others To Take Care Of Iran Nuclear Threat”

  1. We owe it to the next generation to Stop Iran from the next Hollocaust. thank you.

  2. THE LIBERAL RABBIS ARE TRYING EVERYTHING TO SILENCE ME. PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THIS IS SEEN EVERYWHERE. I WAS KICKED OFF THE CONSERVATIVE RABBIS LIST SERV. FOR ATTACKING OBAMA AND RABBIS FOR OBAMA WHO HELPED PUT HIM IN OFFFICE. THIS MUST GO VIRAL. RABBI ROSENBERG

    —–

    Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg SAYS President Obama You Have Some Nerve. ISRAEL Will Not LISTEN To You :
    לנסות לדבר עם רוזוולט בדלתיים סגורים לא עזר ליהודי אירופה, 6,000,000 יהודים נטבחו, נרצחו, נשרפו, נעלמו!

    דברו בקול רם!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig8c795KymA#t=63

    Trying to speak to Roosevelt behind closed doors didn't help the Jews of Europe, 6,000,000 Jews were slaughtered, murdered, burned, vanished!

    Speak Up!

  3. the look on the pope's face receiving a book on the spanish inquisition is priceless lolol

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
FBI Wanted poster for Osama bin Laden
Pakistan Library Renamed to Honor bin Laden
Latest News Stories
FBI Wanted poster for Osama bin Laden

Many Pakistanis consider bin Laden a “hero of Islam.”

Two major obstacles have kept Israel from joining the program: Allegations by U.S. officials that Israel has discriminated against Arab- and Muslim-Americans seeking entry, and a proliferation of young Israelis traveling to the United States as tourists and then working illegally.

A Lebanese man who was arrested in Thailand on suspicion of belonging to Hezbollah admitted to targeting Israelis, Thai media reported.

On Friday afternoon, Syrian fighter jets hit opposition/rebel targets and villages on the Syrian side of the Ramat HaGolan (Golan Heights), in the Quneitra region. Large pillars of smoke are seen rising from struck areas. Quneitra is the site of an official crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan. IAF jets were sent out […]

As Rabbi Stav said, “You’re free to think what you want. But do you want me to recognize Chelsea Clinton’s child as a Jew?”

Chimpanzees and Orangutans eat Matza, unleavened bread traditionally eaten during the Passover holiday, at the Ramat Gan Safari on Thursday, April 17, 2014. I hope they can digest it. On Passover no leavened bread (Chametz) is allowed in Jewish possession, and that includes food we feed our animals.

Following intelligence reports of further expected Arab rioting and violence on the Temple Mount today, the police have placed restrictions on Muslim entry to the Jewish holy site, according to a report on Arutz-7. Entry will be limited to Muslims over the age of 50, and women, also they must be Israeli citizens or residency […]

PA President Abbas’s refusal to publicly condemn the terror attack that killed Baruch Mizrachi is putting a damper on the parade.

The Shas political party, founded and run by the late Rav Ovadia Yosef, has a appointed a new spiritual leader, according to a Galei Tzahal report. The rabbi chosen to replace Harav Ovadia and be the new president of the party’s Council of Torah Sages is Rabbi Shalom Cohen. Aryeh Deri is the political leader […]

In 1941, the Jews of Kiev received a similar leaflet. When they showed up the next day, more than 34,000 were murdered.

Teen stabbed in South Florida high school.

The Kotel Plaza, the stairs, the Kotel entrance, the roads, everything was packed for Birkat Cohanim – the Priestly Blessing of the People – now imagine if this had been held on top of Har HaBayit, the Temple Mount!

Four Israeli citizens were hurt Thursday in a road terror attack near Tekoa in Gush Etzion.

Israel Police closed access to the Temple Mount to Jews and other non-Muslims on Thursday due to Arab violence.

Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine this week were ordered to “register” themselves and their assets.

U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Martin Indyk is on his way back to the region to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

More Articles from Jewish Press Staff

Chimpanzees and Orangutans eat Matza, unleavened bread traditionally eaten during the Passover holiday, at the Ramat Gan Safari on Thursday, April 17, 2014. I hope they can digest it. On Passover no leavened bread (Chametz) is allowed in Jewish possession, and that includes food we feed our animals.

The Kotel Plaza, the stairs, the Kotel entrance, the roads, everything was packed for Birkat Cohanim – the Priestly Blessing of the People – now imagine if this had been held on top of Har HaBayit, the Temple Mount!

Four Israeli citizens were hurt Thursday in a road terror attack near Tekoa in Gush Etzion.

Hebron is proving to be a popular family tourist site during the Passover Holiday.

    Latest Poll

    Now that Kerry's "Peace Talks" are apparently over, are you...?







    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/netanyahu-to-pope-israel-wont-rely-on-others-to-take-care-of-iran-nuclear-threat/2013/12/04/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: