Amid news of Iran deal, opposition leader Herzog to fly to US

"In regards to security, I am more extreme than Netanyahu," Herzog remarked.

July 14, 2015 16:23
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Zionist Union MK Isaac Herzog addresses young voters at Tel Aviv University

Zionist Union MK Isaac Herzog addresses young voters at Tel Aviv University. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Amid news of the nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers, opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) announced Tuesday that he will be leaving for the US in the coming days to "demand a dramatic package of security measures for Israel."

Voicing his disappointment over the deal, Herzog noted that a country that "funds, trains and nurtures terrorist organizations," was both detrimental to Israel and to its future.

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"With regard to security, I am more extreme than Netanyahu," Herzog remarked. "In light of the situation, we must do everything within our power to improve our security," he said. 

Herzog said that he had been in talks with AIPAC and other bodies in the US and explained that he intends to fly there as soon as possible to "clarify the nature of the risks stemming from the agreement to Israel and the rest of the region."

"I have full confidence in the power of the State of Israel, and the unity and the power of our society to face and overcome any challenge and risks that lie in its path. Even if there are disputes within, Israel knows how to unite and fight together for security," Herzog said.

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