PM: We want real peace, time for rest of world to wake up

January 8, 2013 09:41

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday evening said Israel is "prepared to make compromises for peace," but the rest of the world must "wake up" to the great challenges from Iran and Syria.

Addressing the Taglit-Birthright Israel "Mega Event" crowd, where Birthright was celebrating its 13th year, Netanyahu said: "I believe that it’s time for the rest of the world to wake up. The great challenges that we face, the great danger to the world is not from Jews building in our ancestral capital in Jerusalem."

"It’s from nuclear weapons in Iran, those weapons that are built in Iran. It’s chemical weapons in Syria falling into the wrong hands. That’s the danger we have to focus on," the prime minister said.

Netanyahu stated that Israel understands and deals with the dangers, but called on "responsible leaders" of the international community to address the "real challenges to all of mankind."

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