Dr Mike Evans

Netanyahu addresses Iranian threat, vows Israel will do ‘everything necessary’ to defend themselves

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s shared remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday with strong words against Iran’s growing aggression.

His comments spoke out against the Iranian nuclear program and against terrorism.

“ The Government of Israel is continuing the struggle against the Iranian nuclear program. Last week I met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. I stood together with the Chancellor on the platform in Berlin from which Jews were sent to the death camps,” Netanyahu said.

“As opposed to the past, today when we face the extremist regime in Tehran, which seeks to obliterate us from the face of the earth, we do everything necessary to defend ourselves. Like I say to world leaders and as I told Chancellor Scholz, the Jewish state will not allow another Holocaust,” he continued.

“The great turning point in the fate of our people found prominent expression during my visit in the discussions that we held on providing Israel’s Arrow 3 system to Germany. In the Holocaust, the Jews were defenseless against Nazi Germany. Eighty years later, Germany is seeking to acquire defensive systems from the Jewish state. Then, we could not defend ourselves; today, we help others to defend themselves. What an incredible turnaround,” he added.

The prime minister also discussed the nation’s fight against terrorism within the Israel.

“Now, regarding the struggle against terrorism, our forces are active around the clock in order to settle accounts with the terrorists and thwart terrorist infrastructure. Dozens of terrorists have been eliminated in the past month; many others have been arrested,” Netanyahu said.

“I reiterate: Whoever tries to harm Israeli citizens will pay the price. We will find the terrorists and the architects of terrorism everywhere,” he added.