Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his speech at the 2014 AIPAC Policy Conference with a story of the Israeli Defense Forces field hospital that he visited two weeks ago.
Netanyahu said when he met injured refugees at the facility he was surprised that “all tell the same story.”
“‘All these years, Assad lied to us,’” the injured Syrians told him, he said. Syrian President Bashar al Assad “told us Iran was our friend and Israel is our enemy. But Iran is killing us and Israel is saving us!’”
Netanyahu said, “Israel is humane, Israel is compassionate, Israel is a force for good.”
He then described the “dividing line” in today’s Middle East.
Netanyahu quoted Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as saying, “Iran and Hezbollah love death, and Israel loves life. And that’s why Iran and Hezbollah will win and Israel will lose.”
Netanyahu said Nasrallah was “right about the first point… but dead wrong on the second point.”
It is “precisely because we love life that Israel shall win,” Netanyahu said.