No matter what your political opinion is, no one can deny the passion and expression that came out of Benjamin Netanyahu when he spoke in a vibrant and clear tone that made things understandable to everyone. In delivering his message, he made it very clear in terms of the consequences of Iran and nuclear arms.
No one could have relayed the message in front of Congress better in his flawless American Accent than Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. The message was loud and clear and highly emotional as he spoke with respect and appreciation in terms of how Obama and America has helped Israel as he relayed the message of message” peace that we all desire”
Netanyau’s outstanding vocal cadance moved people and got them to their feet as he spoke about not allowing “dark and murderous regimes” to succeed.
Perhaps the most powerful and emotional message which brought everything home and gave things a concrete and realistic perspective was when Netanyahu introduced Elie Weissel, Holocaust survivor and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. When Netanyahu said “is life and survival is what inspires us to give meaning to the words NEVER AGAIN” there was an eruption of clapping as he urged leaders to not repeat the past.
When Netanyahu said “The days are over when we remain passive in genocidal ” atrocities there was a loud roar from the crowd as he said ” We the Jewish people can defend ourself, even if it has to stand alone it will stand.” He then said human spirit refuses to succum to histories of horrors. He then said that Israel doesn’t have to stand alone as America is standing with Israel,” which resulted in loud applause and whops of agreement.
His quote of Moses in Hebrew was very moving as well. As she ended his speech he said ” Be strong and resolute never fear nor dread them May be face futre with confidence faith and hope May GOD BLESS ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”
This made the audience rise to their feet and continue clapping continuously for two minutes. Netanyahu’s body language and facial expression showed that he was visibly moved by the support as he raised his hand to wave it to the audience who rose to their feet.
As he walked off the podium and walked through the chamber, he was met with handshakes, pats on the back as the crowd continued clapping for him as they reacted positively to the impact Netanyahu had.
In my view Netanyahu needed to address Congress. America and the world needed to hear what he had to say as it was essential for the peace process that he be heard. He was respectful and did not say anything negative against Obama. He relayed his message with passion and an urgency with regard to not repeating the past.