Netanyahu speech was 'cartoonish circus'

Cheryl Sanders
February 18, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Sunday at the Munich Security Conference, where he addressed the danger posed by Iran, both to Israel and to the entire world.

"But as the Germans were leaving the city, the Poles ran after the fleeing Germans and said, 'There are more Jews hiding here.' And they killed my wife's grandfather", Netanyahu says.

"I can assure that if Iran's interests are not secured, Iran will respond, will respond seriously".

During his speech at the annual Munich Security Conference, Netanyahu displayed what he said was a piece from an Iranian drone that flew into Israeli airspace on February 10. "It's not a better place".

"The problem is the waters have been muddied because of this credibility issue about America's willingness to live up to any deal", he said.

During his speech, Netanyahu mentioned Iran's denial of the invasion. He said that, among other things, the inspection system needs to be more intrusive.

In its attempt to highlight the onus of Nazi Germany for the Holocaust, Poland seems to have opened the door for historical revision, he says.

"This is a very risky development for our region."Among Israel's main concerns is Lebanon, where the heavily armed Iran-backed Shi'ite militia Hezbollah is part of a coalition government".

"Israel will not allow the regime to put a noose of terror around our neck", he told the conference, holding a piece of what he said was an Iranian drone that entered Israeli airspace earlier this month.

The arrests came just days after police said there were grounds to indict Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of public trust, in the biggest challenge yet to the right-wing leader's long tenure in power.

"You can take back with you a message to the tyrants of Tehran", Netanyahu added.

Tehran has denied that the drone belonged to Iran. He then picked up a piece of the downed drone and showed it to the audience.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian foreign minister said Syria's shooting down of the Israeli jet had shattered Israel's "so-called invincibility".

Germany doesn't want to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program and advices the U.S. not to do so as well, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, reports.

He also attacked Israel for using "aggression as a policy" and accused it of "mass reprisals against its neighbours and daily incursions into Syria, Lebanon". We are for peace, yet we will not stand for any threat and we will not accept any aggression. "We also have partners, we also have friends, we also have people willing to die for their country".

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