Dr Mike Evans

Netanyahu speaks with US AIPAC leaders, emphasizes efforts against Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared Monday with AIPAC leaders and activists by videoconference from his Knesset office, thanking them for supporting the State of Israel and strengthening ties with the U.S. and encouraging a united effort against Iran’s regime.

Netanyahu sought to highlight connections between the U.S. and Israel while highlighting the expanding “circle of peace” efforts in the Middle East.

“So now, because of the brave men and women of Iran, the entire world sees what we’ve been talking about, that this is a terrible, repressive, terrorist regime,” the prime minister stated.

“It’s time to close ranks between Israel and the United States – and others. And I look forward to discussing this issue with President Biden and his team. I think there is more of a meeting of the minds today than there has ever been,” he added.

Netanyahu also noted that he is working to expand the circle of peace and explained that he is optimistic because Arab leaders have changed their views regarding Israel and now see them as partners, not enemies.

The prime minister led Israel when it signed the Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in Washington, D.C., in 2020. Two years later, more nations have been added, with growing discussion about a normalization agreement with Saudi Arabia.

The Accords have already led to numerous new partnerships and economic expansion between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors. The recent World Cup, held in Qatar, also showed a new focus on nations in the region taking their place on the global stage in sports.

Netanyahu’s recent return to leading Israel has been met with a myriad of new actions. In addition to security issues and expanding peace with Israel’s neighbors, the prime minister is working to alleviate economic concerns by freezing costs on some utilities in Israel.