Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hammered home the message on Monday in his address to the United Nations General Assembly that Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror organization is just another caliphate wolf in sheep’s clothing, so to speak — as is Iran’s charming new President Rouhani
Netanyahu told the world body at midday that of all the military forces around the globe, Israel’s Defense Forces have the “highest moral values of any army in the world.”
Netanyahu made the statement while refuting what he said were the “lies” spoken by Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Mahmoud Abbas during his speech three days prior at the same podium.
The prime minister focused most of his efforts, however, on underlining the importance of dealing with the issue of radical Islamic terrorism and its impact, drawing a parallel between the Hamas terrorist organization and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS. Like ISIS, Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist group also wants to see the establishment of a worldwide caliphate, Netanyahu explained.
“ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree,” Netanyahu said. “When it comes to their ultimate goals, Hamas is ISIS and ISIS is Hamas.” There is very little difference between them, he emphasized. Both those groups as well as Hezbollah, Iran and other terrorist entities and supporters “all share a fanatic ideology. They seek to create ever expanding enclaves of militant Islam — where there is no freedom, or tolerance.”
When it comes to Israel, Netanyahu said, the goal is the same: destruction of the Jewish State. But that is not all, he pointed out.
“The Nazis believed in a master race; the militant Islamists believe in a master faith.”
Iran, Netanyahu said, is just as dangerous as the radical Islamist militant organizations and “Iran with a nuclear weapon will be the most grave threat to us — militant Islamist with a nuclear bomb.”
The prime minister added, “It’s one thing to confront militant Islamists in a pickup truck with a rifle, and another thing when they have weapons of mass destruction. Would you let ISIS enrich uranium or develop intercontinental ballistic missiles? Then you can’t let Iran [do it] either.
“To defeat ISIS and to leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the war,” Netanyahu warned.
“Don’t be fooled by Iran’s manipulative charm offensive. It’s designed for one purpose only — to lift the sanctions and remove the obstacles on Iran’s path to the bomb.”