Addressing AIPAC via satellite, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu emphasized the ongoing threat posed by Iran, Israel’s many technological and humanitarian contributions to the world, and the enduring strength of the U.S.-Israel alliance. Read the entire transcript.
Now my friends, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – Israel has no greater friend than America and America has no greater friend than Israel.
For the security of both Israel and the United States, we must ensure that the forces of militant Islam are defeated. We won’t let them drag humanity away from the promise of a bright future to the misery of a dark past.
I am confident that the United States and Israel will stand together, shoulder to shoulder, to ensure that light triumphs over darkness and hope triumphs over despair.
That means preventing Iran from ever – from ever – developing nuclear weapons. That is our policy; it will always be our policy. And our partnership means also confronting Iran's aggression in the region and its terrorism around the world. It means utterly vanquishing ISIS – not partly – utterly vanquishing ISIS. It means building alliances with moderates in the region, those moderates who seek to build a better future and embrace modernity and peace. In this battle between modernity and medievalism, more and more countries in the region and outside the region, around the world, realize that Israel is on their side.