Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AP /Jim Hollander)

Netanyahu announced that the Arab world’s view of the Middle East has changed and its leaders concur with Israel that fighting Iranian aggression is the key to peace in the region.


Addressing the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations’ Leadership Mission to Israel on Monday evening in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shared his experiences at the Warsaw Conference last week, during which some 60 heads of state, including several from Middle Eastern countries, convened to discuss combating Iran.

“They spoke about seeking solutions to problems in the Middle East. They said, yes, we want to solve the Israeli-Palestinian problem, but it cannot be solved unless we roll back Iran’s aggression. That’s a change,” Netanyahu stated.

“With the Arab countries, as with many Muslim countries, the question is how to fight militant Islam. And recently in Warsaw, you saw something spectacular. I did. There were 60 foreign ministers, representatives of 60 countries in a hall about the size of this hall, with the representatives from half a dozen Arab countries who got on the stage and spoke about Iran,” the Israeli premier shared. “They said Iran is the greatest danger we face.”

One head of state was asked about Israel’s military action against Iran’s entrenchment in Syria and the answer was, “Every country has a right to defend itself,” Netanyahu added, in an apparent reference to Israel’s right to self-defense.

Iran’s military build-up in Syria remains a red line for Israel. Israel’s Air Force has carried out hundreds of attacks to thwart the Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country in the last two years alone.

Iran uses its positions in Syria to transfer weapons and infrastructure to its terror proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, while attempting to establish another military front against Israel from the Syrian Golan Heights.