David Horovitz weighs in on the Israeli prime minister’s speech:
Although diplomatic in tone . . . Netanyahu’s speech was in essence a devastating assault on Obama. He began, dutifully, with expressions of appreciation for the president, and for everything the president has done for Israel. But he continued, for the vast majority of his address, to explain the profound misjudgment of Iran—its ideology, its goals, and the immense danger it constitutes to Israel, the region, the United States, and the world—that lies at the heart of the “very bad” emerging deal between the US-led P5+1 negotiators and Iran. And thus, by extension, he was explaining the profound misjudgment of Iran at the core of Obama’s worldview and policies. . . .
For all the cynicism and the political filtering over Netanyahu’s motivations, the prime minister is convinced, in his heart of hearts, that Iran is determined to advance its benighted ideology across the region and beyond. The prime minister is convinced, in his heart of hearts, that the deal taking shape will immunize the ayatollahs from any prospect of revolution from within or effective challenge from without. The deal “doesn’t block Iran’s path to the bomb,” he warned. “It paves Iran’s path to the bomb.”
And the cardinal fact is that the prime minister is convinced, in his heart of hearts, that the Islamist regime in Tehran is bent on the destruction of Israel.