Benjamin Netanyahu gives the world the proper analogy between Nazi Germany and Iran in his closing remarks. Appeasement only leads to emboldening the enemy. If Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei takes control when the March 2nd election results are announced, it will solidify the Iranian theocracy’s goal to take out both the “little Satan” and the “great Satan”.
Mr. Netanyahu’s reference to the Book of Esther gives another great example of one woman’s courageous act that saved the entire Jewish people. It is also an example of standing your ground for your convictions at all costs because the consequences of inaction are not an option. In this case, the cost would not only have been her life but the lives of all Jews in exile under King Xerxes (Ahasuerus in Hebrew). The prime minister’s message is clear: Israel must defend itself and stand its ground or they will be destroyed.