Netanyahu says Israel is obligated to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran

The Jerusalem Post

At Yad Vashem ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day, PM pushes back against critics saying he should not draw parallels between Iran and the Holocaust: The people of Israel are strong enough to hear the truth.

It is the world’s duty to keep Iran from acquiring nuclear arms, but first and foremost it is Israel’s obligation, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday at the state’s Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem.

In a speech that dealt heavily with Iran, Netanyahu said the obligation Israel must take from the Holocaust is not only to remember the past, “but to learn the lessons and more importantly to implement those lessons to ensure the future of our people.”

He noted that this was especially true in this generation, when there are those calling for the destruction of the Jewish state, and when Iran is working toward obtaining the means of achieving that goal.

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