Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu linked the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with the government of Iran in a speech on Wednesday. Speaking to a group of IDF Naval Cadets graduates, the Prime Minister stated, "now, it must be ensured that the Syrian regime will be disarmed of its chemical weapons and the world needs to make certain that those who use weapons of mass destruction will pay the price for it. The message that Syria receives will be received in Iran."
He quoted the famous Jewish sage Rabbi Hillel stating, "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If we are not for ourselves, who will be for us? We are for us. And the practical translation of this rule is that Israel will always be able to defend itself by itself against any threat."