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Netanyahu ridicules idea Israel behind Iran protests, chides Europe for silence
Times of Israel ^ | 1 January 2018, 8:02 pm | TOI Staff

Posted on 01/02/2018 5:33:09 AM PST by Olog-hai

Dismissing the notion of any Israeli connection to the ongoing protests in Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the “heroic” demonstrators protesting against the “cruel regime” in a YouTube video published Monday.

“I heard today Iran’s President [Hassan] Rouhani’s claim that Israel is behind the protests in Iran. It’s not only false. It’s laughable. And unlike Rouhani, I will not insult the Iranian people. They deserve better,” the prime minister began. […]

“Iran’s cruel regime wastes tens of billions of dollars spreading hate. This money could have built schools and hospitals,” Netanyahu said. “No wonder mothers and fathers are marching in the streets. The regime is terrified of them, of their own people. That’s why they jail students. That’s why they ban social media.”

“But I’m sure that fear will not triumph,” insisted the prime minister, calling the Iranian people “smart,” “sophisticated” and “proud.”

Netanyahu went on to criticize Europe, which he claimed was not as supportive of the Iranian people as Israel. “Sadly, many European governments watch in silence as heroic young Iranians are beaten in the streets. That’s just not right. And I, for one, will not stay silent.” …

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: eurabia; europeanunion; eussr; germany; iran; iranianspring; israel; jerusalem; letshavejerusalem; netanyahu; protests; rop; rouhani; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 01/02/2018 5:33:09 AM PST by Olog-hai
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Right. Israel is busy.Turkey: A “Jewish Terrorist Organization” Behind the Attempted Coup?

2 posted on 01/02/2018 5:43:02 AM PST by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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Wish we were.

3 posted on 01/02/2018 7:08:37 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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Thanks Olog-hai. Sometimes a pistol-whipping is better done with words, as the PM demonstrates here.

4 posted on 01/02/2018 8:17:52 AM PST by SunkenCiv (,,
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