A real leader makes a strong moral stand against jihadist savagery. "Netanyahu: 'We will never be uprooted again,'" from FoxNews.com, September 27 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a rebuke to Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, vowed Thursday during an address to the U.N. General Assembly that the Jewish people "will never be uprooted again."
Netanyahu started his address by telling the history of the Jewish people and their ties to the land of Israel.
"Throughout our history the Jewish people have overcome all the tyrants who sought our destruction," he said. "The Jewish people have come home. We will never be uprooted again."
The prime minister was speaking amid concerns in Israel that it may be running out to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power and threatening Israel's existence.
It also comes amid tensions between the Obama administration and his own over that issue.
Netanyahu's demand that President Obama declare "red lines" that would trigger an American attack on Iran's nuclear facilities has been rejected in Washington and sparked a public rift between the two leaders.
Further, Obama did not meet with Netanyahu this week during his visit to the U.N., drawing rebukes from pro-Israel Republicans in Washington....
A few hours before Netanyahu flew to the U.S., Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at length about his vision for a "new world order" during his speech at the U.N. His speech on Wednesday happened to fall on Yom Kippur, the most sacred day on the Jewish calendar, devoted to fasting, prayer and introspection.
Netanyahu issued a statement condemning the speech soon after the fast ended. "On the day when we pray to be inscribed in the book of life a platform was given to a dictatorial regime that strives, at every opportunity, to sentence us to death," Netanyahu said.