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Sayyed Nasrallah: Netanyahu´s Speech Blow to Arab Moderates

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Source:, 15-6-2009

Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Monday that the speech made one day ago by "Israeli" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put the whole region in the middle of serious dangers and threats of settlement and displacement, urging all Arabs, including the so-called moderate one, to stay united to face the upcoming challenges.

Sayyed Nasrallah was speaking through a large TV screen during a ceremony organized by the "Mawadda" cultural center.

Commenting on Netanyahu's latest speech, Sayyed Nasrallah emphasized that Netanyahu came to tell Arabs the truth and to reveal early his vision for the region's future, noting that the speech put an end to all bets on the possibility of reaching a compromise in the region.

His eminence expressed hope that Netanyahu's speech would constitute a shock and a flagrant blow to all the so-called "moderate" Arab leaders, calling on those to reconsider their positions towards the nation's causes as well as the Resistance path.

"First of all, Netanyahu's speech frustrated the hopes and bets of all Arabs, governments and all the so-called moderate Arabs. It put an end to the wishes of all those who were betting on the possibility to reach a compromise in the region, and mainly the success of the US administration headed by Barack Obama to achieve such compromise," his eminence noted. "But what did Arab moderates expect from Netanyahu? What did Arabs and mainly Palestinians expect from the Netanyahu-Lieberman government? Did they expect something else?" Sayyed Nasrallah wondered.

Hizbullah Secretary General said that Netanyahu's speech presented a clear picture of the future that awaits Arabs and Palestinians in particular. "Netanyahu came to tell Arabs the truth, to inform them of his vision of the future of the region. He came to remind them of former "Israeli" PM Ariel Sharon's famous comment on the Arab peace initiative when he said that such initiative isn't worth the ink it was written with."

Sayyed Nasrallah also tackled the US administration's reaction over the speech. "What increased the moderates' frustration was the US administration's reaction. Actually, the whole US game of passing time was quickly uncovered just after they commented on the speech. They found it important and positive and furthermore, hailed it as a developed step. Is there anything positive in Netanyahu's speech?"

While warning that the speech put the region in the middle of the real threats it would be facing in the near future and stressing that it should constitute a shock and a blow to all moderates in the Arab and Islamic world, Sayyed Nasrallah concluded his speech by calling on all Palestinians, and Arabs in particular, to unite and join all together in order to face the upcoming challenges. "Arabs should take a stand of awareness, determination, seriousness, contemplation and resolution," his eminence highlighted.


person Ronald Williams


While the white folks here in Congress shouted and applauded Natanyahu, all of them did so while forgetting that age old idiom - do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Picture a country with no army - no ability to defend itself. Then picture that same country whose survival and existence is at the complete whim of a neighboring country with whom no good relations has existed. Picture the same country whose sea lanes is patrolled and ships boarded and searched also at the whim of the domineering country. There you have what Natanyahu envisions as a Palestinian state. Would you Jews want to be a citizen of such a state?