Netanyahu, Barak, Liberman press conference 390.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/ The Jerusalem Post)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared once again to be beating the war
drums against Iran at around midnight on January 22, a mere two hours after exit
polls aired on Israel’s three news channels showed his Likud Beytenu party
losing 24 percent of its parliamentary power in the national election.
Nevertheless, Netanyahu, who, despite the electoral setback, will form the next
government, was again raising the Iranian specter, even though he had ignored it
for several months.During his four-year term, Netanyahu repeatedly
warned of the danger facing Israel if Iran were to achieve nuclear- weapons
capability. He described Iran as a country posing an “existential threat” to the
Jewish state. He likened the situation facing Israel to the 1938 Munich
agreement, in which Britain and France caved in to Adolf Hitler and sacrificed
Czechoslovakia in the name of appeasement.
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