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Dov Hikind: Netanyahu Delivered, Without Insulting Obama

By    |   Tuesday, 03 March 2015 07:15 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered his address to Congress with grace under pressure, according to New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

"He was remarkable and it wasn't easy. The pressure was there. How do you not insult [President Barack] Obama with all the attacks upon the prime minister for six weeks?" Hikind said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"Six weeks of continuous attacks by identified or unidentified people from the White House. With all of that going on constantly, how do you get up there and deal with the world?

"Netanyahu hit a grand slam. He really did. He won the game. He was remarkable and the bottom line is very simple, it's about a threat to the existence of Israel and to America."

Hikind said Iran's potential development of nuclear weapons means great danger for the United States.

"We're not safe in New York, California and the rest of America, and he made that very clear. Some of these individuals, fellow Democrats [who protested the speech], I'm embarrassed," he said.

"I am a Democrat and a proud Democrat, but not a dumb Democrat, not a blind Democrat.
Some of the lines coming out of Democrats after the speech – by the way, they were written before the speech — [were] … just ridiculous and crazy.... What were they afraid of? What was the president of the United States afraid of?"

In his 39-minute address on Capitol Hill, Netanyahu warned Obama against inking a nuclear deal with Iran that would be a "countdown to a potential nuclear nightmare."

"If the deal now being negotiated is accepted by Iran, that deal will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons – it will all but guarantee that Iran will get those nuclear weapons, lots of them," Netanyahu said.

"This deal won't be a farewell to arms, it will be a farewell to arms control ... a countdown to a potential nuclear nightmare."

Hikind — who represents New York's 48th District, which includes the large Orthodox Jewish community of Borough Park — said dealing with Iran is distinctly different than sitting down with other nations.

"Whatever deal you make with Iran, this is not a deal with France, England, Spain or Portugal. You're talking about a regime that sponsors terrorism all over the world. You're making a deal with them, you trust them?" he said.

"They're going to cooperate, they're going to do what they need to do. I read the interview that the president had with Reuters yesterday. Boy, did he bend over backwards with regard to Iran. He was talking about the inner conflict in Iran between – what is he talking about? Iran is run by [an] ayatollah."

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered his address to Congress with grace under pressure, according to New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind.
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