Israel will fight Iran alone, if it must. That is the striking message Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered to a joint session of Congress, garnering thunderous applause and numerous standing ovations.
The historic speech rebukes the appeasement foreign policy of President Obama. It recalls the battle of Chamberlain versus Churchill in the 1930s, with the appeaser quickly being overtaken by world events.
In a similar vein, in the blink of an eye, leadership of the Free World passed out of Obama’s hands and into the capable and commanding grip of Netanyahu.
The speech was delivered following a weekend banner headline featured on the Drudge Report citing a Kuwaiti newspaper that reported Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets in 2014 if they attacked Iranian nuclear facilities. Netanyahu was forced to cancel the planned military strike in light of these threats, according to the report, “Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike.”
The White House has denied the report which unfortunately doesn’t prove it isn’t accurate. But one can only imagine the dread and horror Israeli leaders felt if they were forced to ponder the once unthinkable: America, our most stalwart ally, stands in the way of our ability to defend ourselves from our mortal enemy.
‘Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand’ / Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images
Faced with the growing possibility that Obama will strike a deal with Iran that will allow that rogue nation to come dangerously close to obtaining nuclear weapons — weapons that could obliterate the Jewish homeland — Netanyahu had only one last hand to play to save his people. He came to America to drive a public wedge between Congress and the president.