Israel Political Brief June 12, 2012: President Shimon Peres to US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta: The world must not let Iran take control of the Middle East

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Peres to Panetta: Iran Striving for Islamic Middle East Empire

The world must not let Iran take control of the Middle East, Peres told U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Monday. “Iran is lying.”
 Panetta welcomes Peres with military reception

Panetta welcomes Peres with military reception
Reuters

The world must not let Iran take control of the Middle East, President Shimon Peres told U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta at the Pentagon Monday.

“I respect the diplomatic process, but the clock is ticking and Iran continues to race towards manufacturing a nuclear weapon while it also continues to lie and deceive,” the president warned.  He was quoted by Israel’s Channel 2 television.

“It is a country of ayatollahs, and Iran is the only country in the Middle East that has imperialistic desires in the name of religion. No responsible country in the world can accept a situation in which the Middle East will be sacrificed for Iranian hegemony.”

While rejecting the ability of the “diplomatic process” to stop Iran, President Peres reiterated his belief in talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He told the Secretary of defense that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s new national unity coalition “definitely will help improve the chances for peace.” He again said that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is “a serious partner for negotiations.”…READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief June 12, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres Condemn Anti-Israel & Anti-Semitic Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Graffiti

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Netanyahu, Peres Condemn Yad Vashem Graffiti

Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Peres condemn the anti-Zionist hate slogans that were sprayed on the Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum.
Binyamin Netanyahu

Binyamin Netanyahu
Reuters

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu condemned on Monday evening the anti-Zionist hate slogans and graffiti praising Hitler that were sprayed on the Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum.

“I saw the outrageous graffiti today at Yad Vashem,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “It is hard to believe that a human being could be capable of writing such things. I hope that the police will apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to the justice they deserve.”

President Shimon Peres, who landed in Washington, DC, on Monday, also condemned the incident, saying, “This is one of the most horrible things. What, are we trying to imitate those who tried to kill us? All the people must stand united, as one man, against this phenomenon.”…READ MORE

 

PM Netanyahu’s Reaction to the Desecration at Yad Vashem

Source: PMO, 6-11-12

Following is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reaction today to the desecration at Yad Vashem:

“I saw the outrageous graffiti today at Yad Vashem. It is hard to believe that a human being could be capable of writing such things. I hope that the police will apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to the justice they deserve.”

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