Speaking before approximately 16,000 people at AIPAC, Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the disagreements between Israel and the Obama administration were not personal. “My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds,” Netanyahu said. “I have great respect for both.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, the purpose of my address to Congress, tomorrow, is to speak up about a potential deal with Iran that could threaten the survival of Israel,” Netanyahu explained.
He pointed out that Iran is the foremost state sponsor of terrorism around the world, and went on to say that he has a “moral obligation” to warn against the dangers of an American nuclear deal with Iran.