Netanyahu: Even if you give up Brussels, terror will continue
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered a speech in a live broadcast to the AIPAC conference in Washington DC on Tuesday.
Responding to the horrific attacks in Brussels earlier in the day, Netanyahu said, "terrorists have no resolvable grievances, it's not as if we could offer them Brussels, or Istanbul, or the West Bank. That won't resolve their grievances."
"Their basic demand is that we simply should disappear," he said, emphasizing "that won't happen."
Elaborating on Israel's technological breakthroughs, Netanyahu said, "the world is coming to Israel," noting the country's expanding economic and technological ties worldwide.
However, he pointed out that while individual nations embrace Israel, the United Nations submits Israel to "systematic discrimination," working to "delegitimize its very existence."
He said he was glad to hear candidates from both parties in the US presidential race backing the basic principle of direct negotiations in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as opposed to supporting unilateral moves to pressure Israel at the UN.
Calling on the Palestinians to accept the Jewish state of Israel, he reiterated that he is open to start negotiations "anytime, anywhere," emphasizing that Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is not ready to negotiate. Netanyahu also noted the incitement by the PA teaching children to stab Jews, and their vision to establish a state on the ruins of all of Israel.
He then showed the "daily pledge of allegiance" among the Palestinians, playing a video revealing the rampant incitement to terror on official PA TV and social media. "This is sick," he said, after showing a video of an infant Arab girl waving a knife while shouting "stab!"
Netanyahu also mentioned how Abbas' Fatah faction called the terrorist who murdered American tourist Taylor Force in Jaffa (Yafo) several weeks ago a "hero," and said peace can only be advanced by the international community if it demands that the Palestinian Authority ends incitement against Israel.
Turning his attention to Iran, he said the nation "remains fully committed to genocide. Our genocide." He explained Tehran's leaders openly declare that they plan to destroy Israel, before enumerating its actions to strengthen a Hezbollah terror front on Israel's north, its funding of Palestinian terror inside Israel, and other steps against Israel.
He noted that Iran recently sent off a ballistic missile in a test in defiance of US and UN sanctions, and on the side of the missile was written a message in Hebrew reading: "Israel must be wiped out." He quipped, "the writing is not on the wall, it's on the missile."