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Perle: Netanyahu's UN Speech First of Its Kind

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By    |   Friday, 02 October 2015 05:16 PM

Former Assistant Sec. of Defense Richard Perle says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s United Nations speech about the nuclear peril faced by the Jewish State was the first of its kind.

Netanyahu raised eyebrows when he paused his speech before the UN General Assembly for 45 seconds to protest what he called the "utter silence" from most of the world on the Iran's threats to the destruction of his nation.

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Following the pause, Netanyahu said, "Perhaps you can now understand why Israel is not joining you in celebrating [the Iran nuclear deal]. If Iran's rulers were working to destroy your countries, perhaps you'd be less enthusiastic about the deal."

Richard Perle, senior fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, said Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV:

"They've never seen anything like it … because it's uncharacteristically assertive for speech to the UN, which are normally platitude following platitude.

"But he made a very compelling case that the rise of Islamist terrorism is a threat to the whole world and of course an existential threat to Israel.

"It's understandable that he believes that the others in that room can't comprehend the severity of the threat."

Netanyahu has steadfastly opposed the recently struck deal, which has not only been celebrated in Iran, but also by Democrats in the United States.

Republicans and Netanyahu say the deal — which calls for limiting Iran’s nuclear capability in exchange for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions — actually gives Iran more access to nuclear weapons, not less.

In his speech, also vowed that Israel will prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power.
Israel has in the past bombed suspected nuclear sites in Iraq in 1981 and in Syria in 2007.

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