Operation Protective Edge.

Jul 10, 2014

As I speak, there is a storm of rockets being fired by the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza.  Hamas is intentionally and indiscriminately threatening the lives of three and a half million innocent men, women, and children in Israel from north to south – from Beersheba to Tel Aviv to Haifa. In the last three days, 442 rockets have been fired into Israel – that’s one every 10 minutes.

Jul 18, 2014

In the face of terrorists kidnapping our children, we were left with no choice. In the face of rockets raining down on our citizens, we were left with no choice. In the face of jihadists tunneling under our borders, we were left with no choice. 


A few hours ago, the Israel Defense Forces entered Gaza to restore a sustained quiet to the people of Israel while degrading Hamas's terror capabilities.  We did everything in our power to avoid this.  Prime Minister Netanyahu made the courageous decision to accept every cease-fire offered - even as the people of Israel were under attack.  But Hamas rejected every overture to restore the quiet.  

Jul 22, 2014

Two centuries ago, the great German writer and statesman Goethe said: “The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes.” Look around the world today, and you will see that the primary threat to global peace and security is staring this Council in the face.  From Buenos Aires to Brussels and

from Benghazi to Boston, it has become clear that no nation is immune to the threat of radical Islamist terrorism.

Aug 06, 2014

Winston Churchill, one of the great architects of this institution, is remembered for his remarkable ability to perceive danger long before the rest of the world had woken up to the threat.  In 1935, four years before World War II, Churchill criticized the international community for standing by as Germany rapidly rearmed. In his words, the family of nations suffered from a “want of foresight, [an] unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, [a] lack of clear thinking,” and “confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong.”

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