The following is an excerpt from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks at the start of the weekly his Cabinet meeting yesterday.
“International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi just said in Tehran that an Israeli attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities is against the law. Rafael Grossi is a worthy gentleman who said something unworthy. Against which law? Is Iran, which openly calls for our destruction, permitted to defend the destructive weapons that would slaughter us? Are we permitted to defend ourselves? It is clear that we are and it is clear that we will do so. And we will do so in discussions or actions around the clock, which I will not detail here, of course.
I say this because nothing will deter us from defending our country and preventing our enemies from eliminating the state of the Jews.
We are on the eve of Purim: 2,500 years ago an enemy arose in Persia who sought to destroy the Jews. They did not succeed then, neither will they succeed today.
I wish the entire people of Israel a Happy Purim.”
Excerpt from PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting, by Prime Minister’s Office Press Release, March 5, 2023