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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with a delegation of US Senators this morning led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Intelligence Minister Dr. Yuval Steinitz also attended the meeting.
At the start of the meeting, Prime Minister Netanyahu said:
"We are very much concerned for our common interests by the developments in the Middle East. As we are speaking, Iran is rampaging through Yemen; it is conquering the Middle East.
This is correctly seen by all the countries in the Middle East as a strategic move to dominate the region and therefore we are witnessing something quite unprecedented.
And as Israel and the Arab countries see Iran progressing with its aggression to conquer Yemen and the Bab el-Mandeb straits, talks continue as usual and go on, on a deal that from everything that we hear paves Iran’s way to the bomb.
Will this increase or decrease Iran’s aggression? Will the fact that Iran will have now, while it’s still having sanctions, doesn’t yet have an easy path to the bomb, it is conquering the Middle East in ways that are unprecedented? Will this make their move forward more moderate or will it make it more extreme? I think it’s a no-brainer. But this is happening before our eyes and I think the most important thing is to make sure that Iran doesn’t get a path to the bomb and that Iran’s aggression in Yemen and elsewhere, including around Israel’s borders is stopped."
Prime Minister Netanyahu added:
"Senator McConnell, Mitch, and friends. It’s very good to see you here in Israel. But I’m delighted always to see you and all Representatives from the US Congress and Senators. We have a strong bipartisan base of support for alliance. I spoke the other day with Harry Reid, congratulated him on his years of service and also his years of support for the Israeli-American alliance. This is something that I think cuts across the aisle in the United States. And I believe we’ll continue to do so."
Senator McConnell said:
"Mr. Prime Minister, let me add on our behalf, first, we were all extraordinarily impressed with your address to the joint session a few weeks ago.
I want to assure all Israelis that the US-Israel relationship is still, no matter what’s been said recently, in very, very strong shape on a bipartisan basis in the US Congress.
The group who are here share your concerns about this potential agreement and there are options that the United States has in a wake of an agreement and if there is no agreement. The option if there’s an agreement is a bill that we intend to vote on that enjoys bipartisan support to require that agreement come to Congress for approval.
If there’s no deal, then the view of this group, similar to your own, is that ratcheting up sanctions might be the best direction to take in the wake of a deal that does not come together."
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How much did this PR stunt cost the taxpayers.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks at the start of the Cabinet meeting:
"I have just come from a conversation with US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Over the weekend I spoke with US Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid. I heard from both of them about strong and continuing bipartisan support for Israel and of course this is very important. I expressed to them our deep concern over the agreement being formulated with Iran in the nuclear talks. This agreement, as it appears, confirms all of our concerns and even more so.
Even as meetings proceed on this dangerous agreement, Iran's proxies in Yemen are overrunning large sections of that country and are attempting to seize control of the strategic Bab-el-Mandeb straits which would affect the naval balance and the global oil supply. After the Beirut-Damascus-Baghdad axis, Iran is carrying out a pincers movement in the south as well in order to take over and conquer the entire Middle East. The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is very dangerous for humanity and needs to be stopped."
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Sticks n stones.
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Statement this evening by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following his speech before the US Congress yesterday:
"I return to Israel knowing that Israel's concerns regarding the impending deal with Iran are better understood. That the deal currently on the table is deeply flawed. Instead of preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons this impending deal will facilitate that development.
The alternative to that bad deal is not war but a much better deal. I proposed in Washington placing two new parameters on any deal with Iran.
First, place tougher restrictions on Iran's nuclear program, extending its breakout time to the bomb in years. Second, I called for only lifting those restrictions only when Iran ceases promoting terrorism, ends its aggression against its neighbors, and stops threatening to destroy the State of Israel.
I believe these proposals constitute a practical alternative to what is currently on the table."
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let me assist you.... for in years past

when I had not studied the Scriptures (

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entirely with humility) OLD TESTAMENT

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks upon his return from the US this morning:
"After my short visit to the United States, I return to Israel knowing that many around the world heard what Israel has to say about the impending deal with Iran.
In my speech before the Congress, I presented a practical alternative, which would impose tougher restrictions on Iran's nuclear program, extending Iran's breakout time by years. ...
I also called on the P5+1 to insist on a deal that would link the lifting of those restrictions to Iran's ceasing its sponsorship of terrorism around the world, its aggression against its neighbors and its calls for Israel's destruction.
I heard encouraging responses from both Democrats and Republicans. They understood that the current proposal would lead to a bad deal and that the alternative is a better deal. Happy Purim."
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May Ha Shem bless and Keep you safe Bibi. 
Abba Father, I come before the throne of Grace and ask a blessing on your people and your land of Israel. In the name of Yeshua HaMashiach, I pray. Amen and Amen.
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I no longer support ISRAEL until BIBIs removal . I'm a leftist in america . He's screwed forever with us. And we will crush tom cotton before we aid ISRAEL again. Piss on that little wimp
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the ‪#‎AIPAC‬ Policy Conference:
"Iran is the foremost state sponsor of terrorism in the world. Look at that map. As you see, it shows Iran training, arming, dispatching terrorists on five continents. Iran envelopes the entire world with its tentacles of terror. This is what Iran is doing now without nuclear weapons. Imagine what Iran would do with nuclear weapons.
And this same Iran vows to annihilate Israel. If it develops nuclear weapon...s, it would have the means to achieve that goal.
We must not let that happen."
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+Zion Niker Thank you sounds like a great idea. #supportisrael   #nohateknowisrael  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with with US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
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Watch: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting (English captions available)
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God Bless Israel.  Amen.  May we all face our difficulties with such integrity, dignity and  forebearance of justice.  Amen.
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Full text of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech before a Joint Session of the US Congress:
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+John Lomax It is actually made of stone and fairly hard. I suspect it is quite an enduring structure. It might still be standing after your death.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech at AIPAC 2015 Policy Conference.
נאום ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו בכנס איפא"ק 2015 בוושינגטון
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+Rockguitarnow I see. Thank you . I believe everything I read on the Internet. Now, I am fully convinced. You do not have to mention this again. Please listen to Prime Minister Netanyahu he said the same detail.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks at the start of the Cabinet meeting today:
 
"Today the Cabinet will be briefed on the security challenges developing around us, first and foremost Iran's attempt to increase its foothold on Israel's borders even as it works to arm itself with nuclear weapons. Alongside Iran's direct guidance of Hezbollah's actions in the north and Hamas' in the south, Iran is trying to also to develop a third front on the Golan Heights via the thousands of Hezbollah fighters who are in southern Syria and over which Iran holds direct command. The fact that Iran is continuing its murderous terrorism that knows no borders and which embraces the region and the world has, to our regret, not prevented the international community from continuing to talk with Iran about a nuclear agreement that will allow it to build the industrial capacity to develop nuclear weapons.
 
It is astonishing that even after the recent IAEA report determined that Iran is continuing to hide the military components of its nuclear program, the nuclear talks are with it are proceeding. Not only are they continuing, there is an increased effort to reach a nuclear agreement in the coming days and weeks. Therefore, the coming month is critical for the nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers because a framework agreement is liable to be signed that will allow Iran to develop the nuclear capabilities that threaten our existence. The agreement that is being formulated between Iran and the major powers is dangerous for Israel and therefore I will go to the US next week in order to explain to the American Congress, which could influence the fate of the agreement, why this agreement is dangerous for Israel, the region and the entire world." 
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Remarks Before the Conference of Presidents:
"Richard, thank you for those stirring words. They place an even greater burden on my shoulder. And it's very good to be with you and Malcolm and all of you.

Today we lost a minister in my government and a dear friend. Uri Orbach loved the Jewish people. He loved the Land of Israel. He was taken from us when he still had much more to give. He will be sorely missed.

My Friends,

Tonight I want to address some important questions that have undoubtedly been on your minds. First, why am I going to Washington? I'm going to Washington because as Prime Minister of Israel, it's my obligation to do everything in my power to prevent the conclusion of a bad deal that could threaten the survival of the State of Israel. The current proposal to Iran would endanger Israel. It would enable Iran to breakout to its first nuclear device within an unacceptably short time. And it would allow Iran to build an industrial capability to enrich uranium that could provide the fuel for many bombs in the coming years.

A regime that openly calls for Israel's destruction would thus have finally the means to realize its genocidal aims. Now mind you, I'm not opposed to any deal with Iran. I'm opposed to a bad deal with Iran. And I believe this is a very bad deal. I'm certainly not opposed to negotiations. On the contrary – no country has a greater interest, a greater stake, in the peaceful resolution of the Iranian nuclear question than does Israel. But the current proposal will not solve the problem. It will perpetuate and aggravate the problem. It would provide a path for Iran to become a nuclear power. And therefore it's very important that I speak about this in Washington.

Second question: Why am I going to Congress? Because Israel has been offered the opportunity to make its case on this crucial issue before the world's most important parliament; because a speech before Congress allows Israel to present its position to the elected representatives of the American people and to a worldwide audience; because Congress has played a critical role in applying pressure to the Iranian regime – the very pressure that has brought the ayatollahs to the negotiating table in the first place; and because Congress may very well have a say on the parameters of any final deal with Iran. That's why I'm going to Congress.

I think the real question that should be asked is how could any responsible Israeli prime minister refuse to speak to Congress on a matter so important to Israel's survival? How could anyone refuse an invitation to speak on a matter that could affect our very existence when such an invitation is offered?

Why go now? The deadline for reaching an agreement with Iran is March 24th. That's the date that drives the speech. Now is the time for Israel to make its case – now before it's too late. Would it be better to complain about a deal that threatens the security of Israel after it's signed? I believe it's more responsible to speak out now to try to influence the negotiations while they're still ongoing.

I think the whole point of Zionism is that the Jewish people would no longer be spectators to the decision-making that determines our fate. Remember, we were once powerless. We were once voiceless. We couldn't even speak on our own behalf. Well, we can and we do now.

The answer to all three questions are the same. Why Congress? Why Washington? Why now? Because of the grave dangers posed by the deal that is on the table right now.

I don't see this issue in partisan terms. The survival of Israel is not a partisan issue. It concerns everyone, all the supporters of Israel from every political stripe. The fight against militant Islamic terrorism is not a partisan issue. The battle against the Islamic State, which just beheaded 21 Christians, is not a partisan issue. And the effort to prevent the Islamic Republic from building nuclear weapons, that's not a partisan issue either. I think the pursuit of nuclear weapons by Iran is the most urgent security challenge facing the world. I think the greatest danger facing humanity is the possibility that any movement or any regime of militant Islam will arm itself with the weapons of mass destruction. Everything that we see in our region now will pale by comparison. Everything that we see in Europe will pale by comparison.

When a militant Islamic regime that is rampaging through the region right now – that's what Iran is doing, it's conducting a rampage through the region – when such a regime has nuclear weapons, the whole world will be in peril. Look at what Iran is doing now without nuclear weapons. States are collapsing. And Iran is plunging forward. It's already controlling four capitals. It's controlling now through its Houthi proxies the Bab-el-Mandeb Straits. It's trying to envelope Israel with three terrorist tentacles – Lebanon, Hezbollah, Hamas in Gaza and now it's trying to build with its Hezbollah proxies a third front in the Golan. Such a regime with nuclear weapons would be infinitely more dangerous to everyone, not only to Israel.

Now can I guarantee that my speech in Congress will prevent a dangerous deal with Iran from being signed? Honestly, I don't know. No one knows.

But I do know this – it's my sacred duty as Prime Minister of Israel to make Israel's case. On March 3rd, I'll fulfil that duty, representing all the citizens of Israel before the two houses of Congress. And I will make the best case for Israel that I can, knowing that our case is just, that our case is sound, and that our case offers the best hope to resolve this issue peacefully.

Thank you."

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+Anthony Loera And we reject Muhammad.  What are you going to do about it?
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