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Netanyahu Makes Unprecedented Iran Statement to Israeli Parliament

Posted By yihan On November 16, 2011 @ 9:15 am In World News | Comments Disabled

DEBKA File [1]
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A short statement was read out to the Knesset (Israel’s parliament by cabinet member Michael Eitan Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 16. It read: “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu informed the full Knesset plenum that all options are on the table when it comes to Iran’s nuclear program. The prime minister and the authorized bodies are acting to stop the nuclear armament of Iran. The efforts are ongoing and we will do everything possible to enlist states in the international community, “he continued “because the Iranian threat is adanger not only to the State of Israel but to world peace.”

The Knesset was due to devote a special session to the question of an attack on Iran.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that this is the first statement of this nature the prime minister has ever delivered to Israel’s parliament. It was phrased notably in the present tense. “The authorized bodies” are thought to refer to the Israeli Defense Forces and its intelligence community.

Also worth noting is that Netanyahu sent a minister to read out his message. He himself absent from this key debate and so was the defense minister. For the first time too, there was no reference to sanctions which have figured hitherto in all Israeli official statements on the Iranian nuclear controversy.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] DEBKA File: http://www.debka.com/article/21488/

[2] Netanyahu is preparing Israeli public opinion for a war on Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/netanyahu-is-preparing-israeli-public-opinion-for-a-war-on-iran.html

[3] Obama to face tense meeting on Iran with Israeli leader Netanyahu: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-to-face-tense-meeting-on-iran-with-israeli-leader-netanyahu.html

[4] Obama and Netanyahu agree: No Israeli strike on Iran without US assent: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-and-netanyahu-agree-no-israeli-strike-on-iran-without-us-assent.html

[5] Netanyahu: Current Iran sanctions won’t curb its nuclear program: http://www.prisonplanet.com/netanyahu-current-iran-sanctions-wont-curb-its-nuclear-program.html

[6] Netanyahu: Iran behind attack on Israeli officials in New Delhi: http://www.prisonplanet.com/netanyahu-iran-behind-attack-on-israeli-officials-in-new-delhi.html

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