Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Monday and stated the alliance between Israel and the United States is “stronger than ever.” Netanyahu addressed AIPAC, the largest pro-Israel group in the U.S., one day before he is scheduled to address Congress regarding Iran’s nuclear proliferation. Netanyahu vehemently opposes President Obama’s efforts to craft a nuclear agreement with Iran, and he was met with irritation by the administration after taking an invitation from Speaker John Boehner (R).
Netanyahu assured the enthusiastic AIPAC audience that he and his delegation were present to explained that speculations that U.S.-Israel relations are on the decline, are absolutely false. He said the alliance is stronger then ever; it is going to get stronger in years to come.
While some Western nations are beginning to believe Iran’s atomic proliferation plans are for energy and not destruction, Netanyahu still opposes efforts being made to strike up a deal with Iran. Samantha Power, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, spoke at AIPAC and said U.S. commitment to the security of Israel will always transcend politics. In conclusion, she stated the United States will not allow Iran to harbor a nuclear weapon.
By Alex Lemieux
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