This week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will be in the United States, to meet with President Obama tomorrow and to address the United Nations on Thursday. As he left for his American visit, Netanyahu discussed the double standard the world has with how Israel handles the problem of terrorism:
In a preview of what is likely to be one of the main themes of his address, and in the wake of the recent uptick in stabbing attacks, Netanyahu said he will “speak Israel's truth there, I will speak about Israel's justice and heroism, the heroism of our soldiers, police officers and citizens who are waging an uncompromising struggle against cruel terrorism.
“I expect one standard from the international community in the war against terrorism,” he said. “The international community says there is a need to fight terrorism with determination and in an uncompromising manner. Therefore they also need to support Israel's determined and uncompromising struggle against terrorism.”
Moral clarity, he said, “is essential to fight and defeat terrorism.”