Netanyahu Envisions ‘Three More Israels’ in Mideast, N. Africa?


NETANYAHUOutlining vision for countering Iranian conventional threat, prime minister curiously suggests ‘Israels’ near Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen, Arutz Sheva reports.

In a somewhat cryptic remark in an interview hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu raised the imaginary possibility of the establishment of two or three more “Israels” throughout the Middle East and North Africa, which he said would be located in or near present-day Libya, Afghanistan and Yemen.

It is not clear if he was laying out a vision for advanced bases or colonies of some kind, for the establishment of Muslim states that are Western allies or similar to Israel in some other way, or some other scenario.

He made the curious statement in the course of a long reply to a question by the host, AEI Senior Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy, Danielle Pletka, about the implications of the deal signed with Iran. Netanyahu laid out three things that need to be done – presumably by the US and the West – which he said he had discussed earlier in the day with President Barack Obama.

The first of these, he said, is to “keep Iran’s feet to the fire and make sure it doesn’t violate the deal.”

The second thing, he continued, is to prevent Iran’s conventional aggression. “Remember,” he said, “Iran is arming Hezbollah, trying to build second front in Golan, supplying Hamas in Gaza and Islamic Jihad with the technology of attack drones, acting in Yemen, trying to undermine Jordan, you name it. Also building an arms industry 50,000-man strong that produces submarines, satellites, precision rocketry advanced weapons.”

Iran can pursue this conventional-arms aggression, he warned, if it’s not met with countervailing force. And to this end – the US needs to support its allies and “the most important ally, the most important countervailing force for Iran is the state of Israel. Support Israel!”

This was the point at which he laid out the “additional Israels” scenario. “The president and I discussed today an MOU, a memorandum of understanding for American military support for Israel for the next ten years,” he said.

At the 33:00 minute mark, he then asked his audience: “Imagine a Middle East without Israel. What do you think would happen in our immediate vicinity? I’m the foreign minister so I have to be diplomatic. I’ll leave it to your imagination. Now imagine a Middle East with three Israels: one in Afghanistan, one in Libya, one near Yemen. It’ll be a far different situation. The support for Israel that I’m talking about. Well – the United States supports Israel to the tune of 3 billion a year.

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  1. Random or real. Jews should live throughout the middle east as they have in the past perhaps.

    Still, the arabs are turning so egregiously hostile, I would not want to even share a happy reaction with one.

    Step up and pray. Davening might be more than just the alcohol after the shabbas service.

  2. This is actually genius.

    Do you realize that this will confuse the enemy? My thoughts are that he has claimed the plan and now that there are to be three more Israel’s, the satan will not look for the same hate opportunities in perpetuity in Israel.

    If this reduces crime that would be majestic. Satan is the cause.

    The enemy can not handle many new faces against its perceived threatening lasting hate. It will look elsewhere for Israel.

    Ben Netanyahu has perhaps used kabbalah to give satan its own jade of hate. This is maybe just spiritual, but if Torah does in fact dream up to tomorrow those real communities, jews will also have new homes.

    Very intriguing from a kabbalah perspective.

  3. Brachos – Tosfos on M’dinas Hayam. Msidrashim on Y’hoshua’s western campaigns. And of course the Jewish states in all 3 countries (hwa-Zahav, Himar, Bani-Yisrael). Let’s add Khazaria (which would resolve Russia’s role in the Caucasus), as well as Adiabene (which would terminate ISIS), as well as the Bek’aa (to eliminate Hizbollah). I’m sure it was a slip of Ntanyahu, who considered “adjustments” in the Golan as well the Sharon. Or weak humor or sarcasm.

  4. He means places modeled after Israel. You have Kurdistan near Afghanistan, Dubai (free trade zone) near Yemen, Tunisia (becoming more democratic) near Libya. There you have it!