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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Full Video Of Speech To Congress Added- Netanyahu: "Israel Will Not Return to The Indefensible Boundaries Of 1967"

[Update] Finally, thank you GOPUSA who provides the video of Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, in full.

Video below:

Netanyahu's best point out of quite a few wonderful ones was when he said "Courageous Arab protesters, are now struggling to secure these very same rights for their peoples, for their societies. We're proud that over one million Arab citizens of Israel have been enjoying these rights for decades. Of the 300 million Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, only Israel’s Arab citizens enjoy real democratic rights. I want you to stop for a second and think about that. Of those 300 million Arabs, less than one-half of one-percent are truly free, and they're all citizens of Israel!

This startling fact reveals a basic truth: Israel is not what is wrong about the Middle East. Israel is what is right about the Middle East."

Another great point that needed to be addressed was after the 36 minutes mark when Netanyahu said "But you know very well, that in the Middle East, the only peace that will hold is a peace you can defend.

So peace must be anchored in security. In recent years, Israel withdrew from South Lebanon and Gaza. We thought we'd get peace. That's not what we got. We got 12,000 thousand rockets fired from those areas on our cities, on our children, by Hezbollah and Hamas."

Netanyahu: "Israel Will Not Return to The Indefensible Boundaries Of 1967"

Go watch either video, (The RCP link shows just the specific line and the video above is the entire speech)the standing ovation and applause are deafening and an outright rejection of Obama's Palestinian goal stance in his initial speech before Netanyahu gave Obama a little history lesson, followed by Obama's attempt to backtrack and "clarify" his stance in his AIPAC speech which fit better into the realistic possibilities.

"The border will be different than the one that existed on June 4, 1967. Israel will not return to the indefensible lines of 1967."

I will try to find the text and video (Found them, linked and video at the top!) of Netanyahu's whole speech in front of Congress.

Previous piece: This is why we stand with Israel- Netanyahu Speech to AIPAC.

[Update] The Prime Minister of Israel's Facebook page provides Netanyahu's speech as prepared for delivery but doesn't show the the ad-lib moments like when a protester tried to heckle him (Around the six minute mark of the first video shown above), Congress stands to applaud him, and he uses that protester as evidence that free speech is part of Democracy yet would have been punished in certain Arab countries.

[Update] YID With LID thanks the House of Representatives on behalf of the Jewish people and the Jewish state.

[Final Update] Finished listening to the whole speech and was left thinking "Go Bibi!!!"

Related, via Memeorandum:

ABC's The Note- President Obama got 25 standing ovations from Congress during his 2011 State of the Union address. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got 29 today.

The Politico with "Benjamin Netanyahu wows Congress"

(Updates have been added, the prepared remarks and at the top is the full speech to Congress. also a few memorable portions of the speech as I finish listening to it are being added..)