Netanyahu predicts Arab world’s open relations with Israel in ‘50 or 100 years’

“When I look forward 50 or 100 years, I believe Israel will be embraced openly by its Arab neighbors, rather than in secret, in the way it’s done today,” Netanyahu said.

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he envisions a State of Israel that is embraced by the rest of the countries in the Middle East, a process which he says is currently budding.

In his video statement to the Saban Forum in Washington DC on Sunday, Netanyahu said that when he looks forward 50 or 100 years, he believes “Israel will be embraced openly by its Arab neighbors, rather than in secret, in the way it’s done today.”

“I see Israel as a world power that continues to provide cutting edge technology and innovation to help people around the world…I see, in short, a glorious future of prosperity and peace for Israel. But that requires confronting the challenges as we seize the opportunities. We’ll do both,” Netanyahu said.

One of the primary challenges that needs to be addressed is the Iranian threat, Netanyahu said.

History’s Lesson on the War on Iran

Recently, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia referred to Iran’s Supreme Leader as the new Hitler of the Middle East.

“Obviously there are some important differences between Nazi Germany and the Islamic Republic of Iran, but both regimes do have two important things in common: one, a ruthless commitment to impose tyranny and terror, and second, a ruthless commitment to murder Jews,” Netanyahu said.

Drawing on the lessons of history, Netanyahu said that deception is “the mother’s milk of tyrannies,” and has become Iran’s trademark.

“I’m sure many of you have heard Iran’s silver-tonged foreign minister charmingly explain that Iran is a moderate power which harbors no hatred toward anyone. Right. Mr. Zarif: Tell that to the journalists tortured in Evin prison. Tell that to students shot in the streets. Tell that to hundreds of thousands of dead Syrians killed by Iran’s proxies. Tell that to Bahais and Christians denied any semblance of human rights. Tell that to Jews in Argentina who were blown up in a community center by the Iranian regime. Tell that to Americans whose flag is stomped on and whose country is called the Great Satan in the heart of Tehran. Tell that to Israeli mothers and fathers whose children are routinely condemned to annihilation by Iran’s fanatic leaders,” Netanyahu stated.

“I speak so often about Iran because I read history,” Netanyahu said. “When tyrants call for the destruction my people, I believe them. I don’t have the luxury of discounting their genocidal threats.

Therefore, Israel’s policy is that it “will not allow a regime hell-bent on the annihilation of the Jewish state to acquire nuclear weapons. We will not allow that regime to entrench itself militarily in Syria, as it seeks to do, for the express purpose of eradicating our state.”

Netanyahu’s message was recorded just a day before Israel reportedly launched an attack on an Iranian base inside Syria, which killed several troops.

Again envisioning a brighter future and seemingly reading out of the Prophets, Netanyahu declared, “Iranian mothers and fathers will rejoice in the street. Israel will be first in line to restore relations and rebuild our great partnership. That’s just one reason why I’m so hopeful about our future.”

Meanwhile, “Today Israel is more welcome by the nations of the world than ever before. Our economy is booming. Our foreign relations are flourishing. Our army is more powerful than ever. Our unique, our indispensable alliance with America is growing from strength to strength,” Netanyahu underscored.