tv Israel PM Netanyahu at AIPAC Conference CSPAN March 6, 2018 8:00pm-8:36pm EST
c-span.org there's a link on our website to the interactive constitution tonight on c-span2, part of today's american israel public affairs conference including remarks from israeli prime minister discusses mental health services for veterans. later, house armed service committee hearing on military operations in africa. as part of a visit to washington, d.c. the israeli prime minister spoke at a conference of the republican affairs committee. he talked about the diplomatic efforts round the world and the relationship with the united states. this is 35 minutes.
addressed the 1988 apex policy conference at the sheraton hotel just down the street. back then where only a few hundred activists. today we are thousands and thousands of activists from around the state in our union. [applause] we are democrats and republicans, we are jews and non-jews, americans from all 50 states in all walks of life. together, this morning we wish to send one unified message, aipac remains committed to strengthening the u.s. israel relationship, we are is determined as ever to assure the alliance between the united states and israel endures. today, tomorrow and for many
>> good morning aipac it's always great to be here but as i told president trump yesterday, it's especially great to be in america's capital now that he has recognize jerusalem as israel's capital thank you president trump for that decision. [applause] thank you for announcing another decision to move the american embassy from tel aviv to
jerusalem this independence day. in the first ambassador to have the honor working from that embassy is the great american ambassador david friedman. [applause] david, thank you for the traffic job you are doing and you know who else is doing a terrific job, the ambassador to washington, ron dermer. [applause] thank you for the terrific job you are doing. i want to thank mark friedman, leave lillian, lily, you don't have to remind them how far back we go together.
apex nuclear core, everyone at aipac i want to thank all of you for the work you're doing to strengthen the remarkable alliance between our two countries. thank you. [applause] i want to acknowledge israeli and the mayor of jerusalem, and the formal leaders of countries are here and in particular i want to acknowledge my friends the great champion of israel, the former prime minister of canada, stephen harper.
stephen, we never forget our friends, and you were a tremendous run, and still are. [applause] and finally, i want to thank the 4000 students here with us today 4000 students, thank you for coming to be here there is a line forming outside. what i can see is this first start i can see that the audience in this hall each year is getting bigger and bigger, 18000 strong i want to see all of you tonight can't.
i don't understand behind this podium. what the heck, i'm the prime minister. it's great. it's good to see you. i'll get to two. don't worry. it's good to see you thank you so today, i want to ask you to remember the great clint eastwood movie, the good, the bad, and the ugly will i want to talk about the good, the bad,
and the beautiful. the good are all the good things that we are doing in israel that are helping make the world a better place. the bad are all the bad things that forces are trying to do to israel and to the world and specifically i'm talking about iran. and the beautiful, that i'll leave to the last. so the good news is that israel has never been stronger militarily. tremendously strong and that's enough 35 fighter plane, the most fans in the world. that's a interceptor and many other systems that we developed with the help the help of america. thank you america. [applause] thank you to the american
president and to congress, republicans and democrats alike thank you for helping to bring this about. you are terrific. in this incredible military by superb intelligence i can hardly see have to get closer. superb intelligence in the last two years israel's incredible intelligence services have been dozens of leisure terrorist attacks across in dozens of countries.
it could've been blown out of the sky if it weren't for israeli intelligence. a plane headed for the persian gulf. you are safer because of israeli intelligence and not only protects israeli life but innocent lives around the world. [applause] were able to do all of this because of the extraordinary soldiers of the israel defense forces. [applause] men and women black and white, religious and secular jews, muslims, christians they come from different backgrounds but
they are united with the promise to protect the state of israel they keep us safe, they make us proud. [applause] i know there are quite a few veterans of the israeli army here so i want you to stand up and be recognized stand up. [applause] but the good news is that it does not stop with the strong military it continues with israel's strong economy.
it's a tremendously strong economy. we made it stronger by moving to free-market principles which on least -- and there's a revolution taking place this cannot of happened at a better time. get the leading companies in 2006. one it company, microsoft. a mere ten years later in 2016 the blink of an eye completely reversed. five it companies one energy company left the true wealth and innovation. you know these companies amazon, facebook, they all have research centers in israel. and they're not alone, there
hundreds more and there's a reason, something is going on and it's a great change. as the confluence of big data connectivity, and artificial intelligence. do not that does? it revolutionizes old industries and creates new industries. here's an old industry were always good and agriculture but now we have precision agriculture. that's connected to a big database and their sensors on the field. now we can target with this technology the water that we give in the fertilizer we give
down to the individual plant that meets it. [applause] we were always good and water we recycled almost 90% of our wastewater. the next country with less than 20% in spain we can see what it does so when you take these two things, agriculture and water on the other technologies that we apply we can change the world, we are. i just heard about an african woman in africa has to walk eight hours a day to give water to her children. four hours one way and four hours back.
remember moses, he brought water from iraq they bring water from thin air they bring water from africa israeli technologist i'm showing him cherry tomatoes and what i heard there was fantast fantastic, farmers came from the region there's an experimental farm in a place where israel gives to indian farmers. and one farmer after the other gets up and says because of israeli technology i think increase my crop yield these are
it the old industries israel is literally driving the world, we talk about it thomas vehicles 500 tech companies almost instantaneously. one of them up on the left was just sold to intel for the sum of $15 billion. the interesting thing is that here are the keys to a 30 worldwide autonomous businesses. you run it. israeli technology is driving the world.
on one last thing that you are familiar your bank account, you should you don't want anyone hacking into it right or into your cars or the planes here i, you need cyber security. everybody needs cyber. israel has become a world leader in cyber security look at what they invest in the startup companies. here's another factor you should know, israel's population closer to nine but it's eight or 9 million and what percentage of that is world's population? it's one tenth of 1% so what
percentage do we get of the world global investment in cyber security? we are one tenth of 1% of the worlds population know we get 20% of global private investme investment. were going to hundred times, 200 times above our waist. that's one heck of a punch. now here's how the dots connect. because we have this tremendous capacity for security and intelligence unless capacity for civilian technology for making lives richer and safer more productive, many countries are
coming because they want to share with us the benefits and that creates the third great change which is the flourishing of the diplomatic relations round the world. when i joined the foreign service a hundred five years ago i think we had about a beer 90 countries with whom we had these relations now, the numbers 160 and there's are a few countries left. what are we doing with greenland? go to greenland, they must have some satellite needs or something we can do there. but we're coloring the world blue. i've been to africa three times and 18 months. can you imagine the seven years of history of israel a prime
minister never went south of texas i love texas but -- [applause] we went to argentina, to columbia in mexico and they say come back. we want more that is changing. all these countries are coming to to us the first time i visited australia was tremendous so we're coloring the world blue and remember the people talked about israel isolation, pretty soon the countries that don't have relations with us are going to be isolated. [applause] there's those that talk about
boycotting israel, we will boycott them. [applause] the good news is very good and it's getting better the bad news that's the bad news is that it getting worse and they're very bad. and when i talk about that we have to deal with this challen challenge. i'm thinking specifically what we do about iran. the force behind so much of what
is bad is this radical tyranny in tehran. if i had message for you today, it's a simple one we must stop iran, we will stop iran when i last spoke here i warned or tried to warn the world about a nuclear tail that was a threat to the survival of israel, the security of the region the peace of the world i warned that iran's regime had large international community that it
cannot be trusted. i warned the deal gives iran a clear path toward developing a nuclear arsenal a little more than a decade and i warned that by removing the iran sanctions their regime would not become more moderate and peaceful but more extreme and belligerent. much more dangerous. ladies and gentlemen, that is exactly what is happened. here's what iran is doing today. can you see that? darkness is descending on our region. iran is building an aggressive empire. syria, lebanon, gaza, lebanon more to come. now they're seeking to build permanent military bases in syria seeking to create a land
bridge -- and in addition to moving its army comments air force and navy to syria to be able to attack israel from closer hand is seeking to develop and build precision guided missile factories in syria and lebanon against isra israel. i will not let that happen. we must stop iran, we will stop iran. [applause] last week we read in the book of esther about an earlier attempt to exterminate our people. they failed that they will fail now. [applause] we will never let iran develop nuclear weapons. not now, not a ten years, not
ever president trump has made it clear that his administration will not accept the aggression in the region. his make clear that he to know the for except a nuclear armed iran. i salute president trump on this. [applause] the president has also made it clear that if the fatal flaws of the nuclear deal are not fixed he will walk away from the deal and restore sanctions. israel will be right there by american side and so will other countries in the region. [applause] as we counter iran's aggression, we should always remember,
always remember the brave people of iran. they are suffering. there ropes, their courage, women are jailed for removing their he jobs. students are tortured and shocked replicating freedom. we stand for those who stand for freedom. [applause] i believe a day will come when this horrible tierney will disappear in parish and at that point between the people of israel will be reestablished. today -- [inaudible] [applause]
as we work together to confront the bad there's also potential to advance the good that comes from the bad. most of the state in our region no that israel is not their enemy but their indispensable ally in confronting her, challenges and season are, not for -- this is true for jordan, and it's also true for many other arab countries in the middle east. israel remains committed to achieving peace with our neighbors including the palestinians. president trump has made it clear he's committed to peace i've made it clear that i am committed to peace. we appreciate the effort thank
the terrorists who murdered a beautiful family and their three children including a 3-month-old baby girl. so over the lifetime of this killer he will be receiving $2 million. i have a message for president abbas. stop paying terrorists. [applause] because what message, what message does this send to palestinian children? it says murder and get rich and i believe president abbas should find better use for this money to build roads, schools, hospitals, factories.
[applause] invest in life, invest in peace. israel holds that it will make clear to present a boss that america has zero tolerance for terrorists. [applause] ladies and gentlemen i have spoken about the good and the bad and there is plenty of both but i want to and with a few words about the beautiful. that's very kind of you. [applause] thank you. thank you. who planted her? [laughter] i am talking about the beautiful alliance between israel and the united states of america. [applause]
i'm talking about the beautiful alliance that has brought all of you here to washington. the beautiful alliance that you work day in and day out to make stronger and to make better. what is this beautiful alliance made of? it is made of our shared values. that's the wellspring of the great alliance between our two countries. all you have to do is leave this room, leave this hall and you walk around a few blocks from here and you see these majestic monuments. you can learn from them all of our common values. they come from a certain book, a great book, a good book. it's called the bible. [applause]
it said that all of us are created in the image of god and those words inspired jefferson when he declared and the declaration of independence that all men are created equal and all women too by the way. [applause] and that book inspired asia and the darkest days of the american civil war. he found inspiration of the words of king david when he said the wounds of a divided america will heal and the judgments of the lord are true and righteous. just as the words of the profit amos inspired the great martin luther king when he stood before the lincoln memorial and promised to carry on the struggle until justice runs down like water like a mighty stream. these values are a part of
america's story. they are an inseparable part of israel story and today, together we are writing a new chapter in our common story, a story of freedom, of justice of hope and it is because we are inspired by the same ideals, because we are animated by the same that america and israel have forged an internal bond that can never ever be broken. thank you it aipac. god bless israel, god bless america and god less the israel america alliance. thank you all. thank you. ♪ ♪ ♪