Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress: An Overload of Truth

Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress: An Overload of Truth March 3, 2015
Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons by IsraelinAmerica
Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons by IsraelinAmerica

The Obama Administration has engaged in unseemly behavior, trying to block Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress.

I say it is unseemly because Congress is a separate body of government and it is their right to invite anyone they want into their house to address them. That simply is not the President’s call. I’m going to leave all the policy considerations alone, and leave it at that. I know how the Oklahoma House of Representatives would react if the Governor tried to tell them how to run their house. It wouldn’t be pretty.

Prime Minister Netanyahu gave a powerful speech that, frankly, was an overload of truth in our national capital. I say that because I sometimes get the feeling that our government is more concerned with manipulating and lying to the American people than it is with governing this great nation.

However, it is important to remember that he is the Prime Minister of Israel, not the United States. That doesn’t make anything he says untrue. But it does shift the concerns he raises.

As a side note, I think that the applause was at least in part a response to the president’s attempt to tell Congress not to allow Prime Minister Netanyahu speak. As I said, that is bound to rile just about any member of Congress, regardless of their party affiliation.

I’m going to write about this speech in detail in the next few days. But, in the meantime, I want you to hear it in its entirety and judge for yourself without me or anyone else telling you what to think. These are grave issues. The fate of the world rests on them. Americans are their government. So think carefully. Think deeply. Think prayerfully.  Think without partisan blinders.

To read the transcript of the speech, go here.

This is a video of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech, in full.


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6 responses to “Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress: An Overload of Truth”

  1. Forgive me if I am wrong but it appears as if the videos posted are from his speech in 2011.

  2. I heard part of the speech but read the whole thing. Bibi put into historical context our relationship with Iran, a good thing since Americans have such short memories.
    “The enemy of my enemy is still my enemy” is true. As Christians we are called to pray for our enemies. That does not mean we should be weak or give in to evil and Iran’s intentions for the world are evil.

  3. It’s a very good speech but what’s truly alarming is the realization that he feels the situation is so dire and the president’s recent decision so wrong and irreconcilable that he’s had to adopt this tactic of diplomacy around the President.