Welcome to Jerusalem, the undivided, eternal capital of the Jewish state and the Jewish people.
Your presence here today represents a profound transformation in the relationship between Christians and Jews. This transformation has its roots in the 19th century when the early Christian Zionists came to the Land Israel and when they began exploring the land of the Bible, when they began to yearn for the Jewish restoration in this land, the restoration of our numbers, the restoration of our sovereignty.
In fact, Christian Zionism preceded modern Jewish Zionism, and I think enabled it. But it received a tremendous impetus several decades ago when leading American clergymen began to say to their congregations and to anyone who listened, it’s time to take a stand with Israel. It was time to take a stand with the sole democracy in the Middle East. It was time to take a stand against the lies and the slander and the vilifications. It was time to defend the Jewish state’s right to defend itself.
Today, Christians by the thousands, by the tens of thousands, by the hundreds of thousands, by the millions, by the tens of millions – today they have heard this call, and they stand with Israel. I salute you, the people of Israel salute you, the Jewish people salute you.
Time after time, through thick and thin, you have stood shoulder to shoulder with our state, and I have come here tonight to thank you for your unwavering friendship. And today that friendship is more important than ever because Israel faces unprecedented challenges to its security and its legitimacy.
No security challenge is more important to our common future than preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons. I have said before and I’ll say again, that the greatest threat facing mankind is the specter of a militant Islamic regime acquiring nuclear weapons, or the specter of nuclear weapons acquiring a militant Islamic regime. The first is dangerously close to happening in Iran, and the second may or may not happen in Pakistan. I believe that with the right policies both can be averted.
If Iran develops atomic weapons, the world would never be the same. We would witness a cascade of terrorism across the globe as terrorists would operate under an Iranian nuclear umbrella. Look at how much havoc, how much terror they sow now, when there is no such umbrella, and understand what can happen if Iran, their patron, sponsor, supplier and supporter, if that Iran had nuclear weapons. Equally, the region’s vital oil supplies could be severely threatened and efforts to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East would collapse as one regime after another would rush to acquire nuclear weapons of their own. Worst of all, if nuclear weapons would be given to terrorists, or to terrorist states, a 65 year-old era of nuclear peace would be endangered for the first time.
Remember that for the tyrants in Tehran, Israel is only the little Satan. In their eyes, America is the Great Satan. America is their ultimate target. Yet for Israel, the threat from Iran could not be clearer. Iran’s leaders openly call for Israel’s destruction. They brazenly deny the Holocaust and they hope, and they say so just about every other day, they hope to wipe Israel off the map of the Middle East.
We must not allow such a regime to threaten the peace of the world, the peace and security of all humanity. All responsible members of the international community must do everything in their power to stop Iran from developing atomic weapons.
As we speak the United States is leading an international effort to impose sanctions on Iran. We believe those sanctions must have teeth. And to have teeth, they must bite deep into Iran’s energy sector. Simply put, they should prevent Iran from importing gasoline and from exporting oil. I believe that such measures might convince the regime to choose between continuing the weapons program and between assuring the regime’s future. But there must be tough, biting sanctions.
I said that we face great challenges to our security, but we also face unprecedented challenges to our legitimacy. Now this assault on our legitimacy comes in many forms – it comes from the so-called human rights bodies in the UN which would deny Israel its legitimate right of self-defense, it comes by falsely charging Israel’s political and military leaders with imaginary war crimes, and it comes by the outrageous waging campaigns to boycott, divest and sanction Israel. You are all familiar with that.
But I think that there is an even greater assault on our legitimacy. I think it is the attempt to perpetrate one of the greatest lies of history — to deny the connection between the people of Israel and the land of Israel; to cast the Jewish people as foreigners in the land of our forefathers. Make no mistake about it. The attempt to deny our history in this land is an attempt to deny our future in this land. That is why to defend our past is to defend our future.
I ask you all to join us in this battle to defend the truth. Remind them of Abraham and Isaac, remind them of Joshua and Samuel, remind them of David and Solomon. Remind the world that the land of the Bible is not in the heavens but right here on earth. And that the people of the Bible, are on the land of the Bible.
Let me tell you how I remind foreign officials of this connection of the Jewish people to our history and to this land. You see, they visit my office. And I say, Would you come and look at this little signet ring that I was given on loan from the Department of Antiquities? It was found next to the Wall of the Second Temple, but it dates back to the First Temple. It goes back some 2800 years ago, to the period of the Kings. It is a signet seal of a Jewish official, and it has a name written in ancient Hebrew, which I can read. The name is: Netanyahu. Netanyahu Ben-Yoash. I say, that’s my last name. My first name, Benjamin, dates back 1000 years earlier, to Benjamin the son of Jacob, who also walked these hills. That is our connection. And nobody can deny the connection of the Jewish people to the Jewish land.
Israel faces great challenges. We must prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. We must repel the assault on our legitimacy. We must find a way to achieve peace with our neighbors. We must all pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
After centuries in exile, I have come here to assure you, the people of Israel have come home and no force on earth will ever make us leave our home again.
That was an elegant speach,expressed only as PM Netanyahu could deliver. He is the man selected by God to lead the Jewish people in such a time as this.May God bless him and all our brave Israeli brothers and sisters.
Pastor Susan Wright
This was a fine issue! I thing that you are right on in your stand with Israel. Sad to say we are a minority but with God on our side we are a majority.
I am concerned about your making Safe Houses a public issue on a web site. If you don’t need safe houses, then publicising them is OK. When you need them, you better keep quiet about them. I am afraid tthis is too dangerous.
Israel must ‘Stand Up,’ so Michael can Stand Up for them.
It is time to Stand Up, Israel, Michael, and All Christianity.
What a Wall we all could form.
Let the Days of the Gentiles Travail to a Full Close.
Mr. Netanyahu’s speech was done very well. I am in total agreement with his speech. I also am glad to hear that more settlements are going up in the city of Jerusalem. After all, it does belong to the Jews.
I have a question. If the Palestinians want their own state, why doesn’t a muslim country step up and partition off some land for them? It’s not like there isn’t enough land for everyone to be happy. Why take apart a small country like Israel? All it shows is their jealousy.
What a gracious statement by Mr. Netanyahu. We do support Israel and we do stand beside her for survival.
Greetings from South Africa
Thank you Benjamin Netanyahu, you are a man after God’s own heart and the “David” raised up for a time such as this!
May God bless you with godly wisdom, divine insight and revelation knowledge as you lead your people in these trying times! May you never compromise with the enemy for God is with you!
I have always had a deep love and burden for Israel and It’s people! This is a love I know that has been placed in my heart by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacobs. God has placed me as an intercessor as a watchman of the walls of Jerusalem and I’ve committed myself to pray for Israel and the city of Jerusalem until she becomes the praise of all the earth! So rest assured that the prayers of the millions of Christian Zionists all over the world are lifting up your arms in prayer and that the nation of Israel and it’s people will be victorious in the end. Remember the scriptures that say, “no weapon formed against you shall prosper and no tongue raised against you shall stand!” Take courage as you remember the prophecies of all the prophets concerning the glorious victory of Israel and especially the prophecies in Isaiah and Zachariah concerning the last days.
Dear Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu!
HVHY comes through!
Preface I Kings 18:20 – 38
Again, anyone can say or write anything, question is can they demonstrate with a piece of paper with words and images, consistent with history their bottom line doctrinal message, by simply folding and cutting!
World is a War Zone, pinned down call in air support!
Paper Airplane, the Global and Universal Message all in One. Bottom Line Biblical World View, HYHY comes through again! Hebrews 1:5 in the Wings.
Are you Confessing YESHUA as your Own Messiah and Savior!
In the Name of Y
ThINK HY X HY = HY and Life’s Options depending on YOD for You HY or YH Life or Death!
First Things First, now is the time of the Gentiles, family for THE FATHER, question, is the Church doing its job, sharing the Gospel, like faithful employee’s?????? or not doing the job, delaying the Return of YESHUA!
Acts 15: 14 Symeon hath rehearsed how first God visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
16 After these things I will return, And I will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen; And I will build again the ruins thereof, And I will set it up:
17 That the residue of men may seek after the Lord, And all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called,
What a great man Benjamin Netanyahu is. He takes firm hold of the leadership of Israel, he does not acquiesce to the world and he stands firm in the knowledge of the future of Israel. We need him to continue to protect the future of Israel. May we all stand with him as the world is coming up against Israel.
Why don’t they give them their land back, and try to leave in peace with their neighboors?
Abraham who are you talking to or about? If your telling Israel to give up their land,your a fool and unwise. That’s in the Bible, not my words. If your not aware of the Truth,get a Bible and read. It may shock you the Truth that is in this amazing Book. Don’t listen to lies,especially satan,who is the father of lies. Funny too because nobama can’t pull any of his foolishness off without getting caught. Haha. Satan doesn’t win.
Bless Israel! We will always stand for her and Gods children. Im honestly more concerned about america. Gods holding His chosen children in His palm. America…..I cannot know for certain our fate. Im hoping Jesus will allow us safety. Our poor leadership,moral suicide and lack of Jesus ruling our liveshas indeed
Has indeed cost us already. Can you imagine the wrath of God if we sign our death warrants by turning from Israel completely? ?
america,get up…wake up….we are blessed enough right now for the Lord to give us warnings right now. He is shaking us awake now! It will be so much worse if we don’t LISTEN and REPENT!
WE SHOULD ALL BE ON OUR KNEES AND PRAYING FOR ISRAEL,US AND A NEW LEADER. Then,when we stand up,stretch out your legs and KICK THE FOOL NOBAMA OUT!! What a ignorant fool nobama is. Really,he is the worst President ever. Why wouldn’t he be though when you think about it. He is part of the enemy,worshipping baal. Which is probably himself. Yuck.