Netanyahu: ‘Iran Is Devouring One Nation After Another’
(AFP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that the threat posed by Iran to its Middle Eastern neighbours was driving them into hitherto unthinkable alliances with the Jewish state.
“Iran is devouring one nation after the other,” Netanyahu said at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs think-tank in London.
“It is doing so either by direct conquest or by using proxy. They took over Lebanon, Yemen… they try to do the same thing with Iraq, in Syria.
Kissinger: Balfour Declaration Represented ‘Hope for Mankind’
The Algemeiner reports: Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has described the 1917 issuance of the Balfour Declaration — in which Britain promised the Jewish people a “national home” in Palestine — as an event of global historical importance.
In an op-ed published by The Jewish Chronicle to mark Thursday’s centenary of the declaration, Kissinger — the author of several books on statecraft and diplomacy — said that the late Lord Arthur Balfour’s undertaking had contributed to “peace in the world and hope for mankind.”
“The Balfour Declaration’s importance transcended its immediate objectives,” Kissinger wrote. “It became a founding document of an emerging world order.”