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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Al-Arabiya editor endorses Netanyahu

In a piece published before Prime Minister Netanyahu's address to a joint session of Congress, al-Arabiya editor Faisal Abbas argued that President Obama should listen to Netanyahu on Iran.
Abbas, it should be clear, is no fan of Netanyahu, beginning his column by saying that “It is extremely rare for any reasonable person to ever agree with anything Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says. However, one must admit, Bibi did get it right, at least when it came to dealing with Iran.”
Abbas noted that the Iranian threat is perhaps the “only thing that brings together Arabs and Israelis.”
His main theme, one that Netanyahu would also concentrate on in his address, was that Iran is a major sponsor of global terror and cause of instability in the Middle East.
The Israeli PM managed to hit the nail right on the head when he said that Middle Eastern countries are collapsing and that “terror organizations, mostly backed by Iran, are filling in the vacuum” during a recent ceremony held in Tel Aviv to thank outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz for his role during “challenging” times.
In just a few words, Mr. Netanyahu managed to accurately summarize a clear and present danger, not just to Israel (which obviously is his concern), but to other U.S. allies in the region.
What is absurd, however, is that despite this being perhaps the only thing that brings together Arabs and Israelis (as it threatens them all), the only stakeholder that seems not to realize the danger of the situation is President Obama, who is now infamous for being the latest pen-pal of the Supreme Leader of the World’s biggest terrorist regime: Ayottallah Ali Khamenei.
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