tv Israel PM Netanyahu at AIPAC Conference CSPAN March 7, 2018 1:08am-1:44am EST
itunes and google play and online anytime at c-span.org. is part of a visit to washington, d.c., benjami benja. yahoo!'s book at a conference of american israel public affairs committee. he talked about the diplomatic efforts around the world and its relationship with the united states. this is 35 minutes. >> it is my honor this morning to welcome two distinguished guests, first, ladies and gentlemen please join me in welcoming this is sarah netanyahu. [applause]
[applause] we have had the privilege of posting up hosting the feministe conference here in washington many times over the years. in fact 30 years ago he addressed the 1988 policy conference at the sheraton hotel just down the p street. back then, we were only a few hundred proud activists but today mr. prime minister, we are thousands and thousands from every state in the union. [applause]on we are democrats and republica
republicans, americans from all 50 states and from all walks of life and together this morning we wish to send one unified message. we remain committed to strengthening the u.s. israel relationship. we are as determined as ever to ensure the alliance between the united states and israel. today, tomorrow and for many generations to come. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back to the stage the prime ministers of the state of israel, benjamin netanyahu. [applause] ♪ ♪
jerusalem as israel's capital. [applause] thank you, president trump for that historical position. [applause] thank you for announcing another decision to move the american embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem this independence day. [applause] as the ambassador to have the honor of working from that embassy in jerusalem is a great ambassador david friedman. [applause]
david, thank you for that terrific job that you are doing. and you know who else is doing a terrific job, the ambassador to washington. [applause] thank you for the terrific job you are doing. [applause] i want to thank mark friedman, lillian, you don't have to remind them how far back we go together. the nuclear core. everyone, i want to thank all of you for the work you're doing to strengtheyou are doingto strenge alliance between the two countries. thank you. [applause]e i want to acknowledge the ministers of the representatives
here in the united states and the united nations and the members of congress and former leaders of the country that are here in particular my friend a great champion of israel the former prime minister of canada. stand up, please. [applause] we never forget our friends, and he were a tremendous friend and you still are. and finally, i want to thank the 4,000 students are here with us today. [applause] [cheering] 4,000 students thank you for
cutting class to be here. [laughter] if any of you need a note, you can see me later there is a line forming outside. [laughter] what i can say this, i can see that the audience in this hall each year is getting bigger and bigger and bigger. 18,000 strong. i want to see all of you, andndi can. i don't want to stand behind this podium. i am the prime minister. [applause]
i will get there it is great to see you. [applause] thank you. so today i want to ask you you remember that great clint eastwoodre movie the good, the d and the ugly, well i want to talk about the good, the bad and the beautiful. the good are all the good things we are doing in israel that are helping to make the world a better place. [applause] i the bad are all the bad things that the malevolent forces are trying to do to israel and the world and specifically i'm talking about iraq. and the beautiful, well that i will leave for the last.
so the good news for israel has never been stronger militarily, tremendously strong. [applause] that is an f. 35 fighter plane the most advanced inin the worl, plus many other systems that we developed with the help america. thank you america. [applause] thank you america. thank you, congress, republicans and democrats alike. [applause] thank you for helping bring this about. [applause] and this incredible military by
the superb intelligence. can you see me, i can hardly see you. superb intelligence. in the last few years, the incredible intelligenceo servics have foiled dozens, dozens of terrorist attacks across the world in dozens of countries. that plane could have been blown out of the sky if it were not for the israeli intelligence is. you are boarding the planes when you leave this place and you are safer because of israeli intelligence that protects innocent lives around the world. [applause]
in the blink of an eye it is completely reversed. the true wealth of innovation, you know these companies, apple, google, microsoft, amazon, facebook they all have research centers and there is a reason something is going on. it's a great change. it's the big data collectivity and artificial intelligence. you know what that does?
id revolutionizes the old industries so here is an industry that israel is always greater but now we have precision agriculture commune with that is, the drone in the sky is connected to a big database and sensors onda the field. now we can target with this technology the water that we gave, the fertilizer that we give down to the individual plant needs it. that is processing to the precision agriculture. [applause] we were always good with water. i want you to see how good we are. we recycled almost 90% of our wastewater. with less than 20% you can see
what it does for water and the environment so when you take these two things, agriculture and water and the other technologies that we apply, we can change the world. we are. i just heard about an african woman but just to walk eight hours every day to give water to her children, four hours one-way and four hours back in a young company is brought in that improves. member moses broadwater. they bring water from thin air. they bring water to africa, to millions of people in africa. and i was just recently in india, that is my friend the minister. [applause]
i'm showing him tomatoes that this is the israeli technology and what i heard was fantastic. they came from the region and there is an experimental form where it is aim technology know-how. one after another gets up and says i've increased my fields and income three times, four times, five times. it's changing the world everywhere. israel is literally driving the world. i'm talking about autonomous
vehicles that spring up almost instantaneously. one of them was just sold for the sum of $15 billion but the interesting thing is here or the keys to the business, you run it. the technology is driving the world. [applause] there are many mor more that one more you are familiar with coming you know bang account coming should. you don't want anyone hacking into them you need
cybersecurity. look at how much is another factor you should know. the population what percentage of that is of the worlds population? one tenth of 1% so what percentage do we get in cybersecurity? the investment in cybersecurity one tenth of 1% of the worlds population and get a whopping 20%. [applause] we are punching 200 times above
our weight coming off two times were ten times or 100, 200 times. that is one heckuva punch. very strong. here is how the dots connect. because we have this tremendous capacity for security and intelligence, and because we have this tremendous capacity for making the lives of people rich, safe, more productive many countries are coming to israel because they want to share with us these benefits and that creates a third floor rushing of the diplomatic relations around the world. when i joined 105 years ago -- [laughter] is the number two in the embassy i think we had 80 or 90
countries with whom we had diplomatic relations and now the number is 160 and there's very few countries left. i play what are we doing with greenland? we have to do something with greenland. [laughter]r] go to greenland, they must have something we can do their. your coloring the blue. i've been to africa three times in the team once and south america, latin america. can you imagine a pre- minister that never went south of texas? i mean i love texas -- [laughter] [cheering] wewe went to argentina and colombia and mexico and they said come back. that is changing. all these countries are coming to us firs this time they visitd
australia, tremendously far away that. we are coloring the world blue. people talked about israel and isolation. pretty soon the countries that do not have relations with us are going to be isolated. [applause] there are 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 is bad things are getting worse and when i talk about that, we have to deal with this challenge and i'm thinking specifically what do we do about iran? the force behind so much of what is bad if i have a message for you today it is a very simple one we must and we will stop iran. [applause] when i last spoke i tried to
warn the world about the threatto the security of the region, i warned that iran's regime had repeatedly lied to the international community and that it could not be trusted. i warned about the clear path to developing a nuclear arsenal and a little more than a decade and that by removing the sanctions regime would become more moderate and peaceful but more extreme and belligerent, much more dangerous and ladies and gentlemen, that is what has happened. here ihere's what iran is doing. can you see that?
okay. darkness is dissenting. iran is building an aggressive empire. iraq, lebanon, yemen and more to come. now it is seeking to build military bases and create a bridge and in addition to moving the army command navy, air force to be able to attack is also seeking to develop and build precision guided missiles in lebanon and i will not let that
happen. we will not let that happen. we must and we will stop iran. last week we read the book of esther about an earlier attempt to exterminate our people. they failed then and they will failil now. [applause] we will never let iran develop nuclear weapons, not now, not in ten years, not ever. [applause] president trump has made it clear that his administration will not attempt aggression in the region. he has made clear that he will never accept the nuclear armed iran. i salute the president trump on
this. and he's also made clear that if the flaw of the nuclear deal isn't fixed he will walk away from the deal and restore sanctions. israel will be right there by their side and so will other ser countries in the region. [applause] as we counter the aggression, we shoulder always remember the bre people of iran that their suffering, their hope for their courage. women are put in jail for removing their hit jobs, students are tortured and shot for advocating freedom. we stand with those in iran who stand for freedom. [applause]
i believe that the day will come when this horrible tierney will disappear and perish from the earth and the friendship o betwn the people of israel and the peoplepl of persia will be reestablished. today we have the same tomorrow we will have peace. we worked together to confront the bad. there is also potential to advance the good that comes from thefr bad because most states in the region know very well that israel is not their enemy, but they're indispensable ally in
conferencing the common challenges and common opportunities this is true for egypt and jordan and the peace partners but also many others in the middle east. israel remains committed. president trump made it clear that he is committed to peace and i've made it clear that i am committed to peace. we appreciate the efforts from the team. thank you all for your hard work for peace. [applause] but he has to embrace peace and stop supporting terror.
raise your hand high if you agree with me that president abbas should stop. [applause] he pays about $350 million a year to terrorists and their families each year. that is a little less than 10% of the total palestinian budget, that is an incredible number. he pays a [inaudible] who murdered the beautiful family and their three children including a three -month-old baby girl, said he paid this murder and over the lifetime of this killer, he will be
receiving $2 million. i have a message for him. stop paying terrorists. what message does that send to the palestinian children? it says murder jews and get rich. and i believe that he should find better use foror this money to build roads, schools, hospitals, factories. [applause]ch don't pay debt, invest in life and peace. it will make it clear that america has zero tolerance for terrorists. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, i've
spoken about the good and bad, there's plenty of both but i want to end with a few words about the beautiful. [inaudible] that's very kind of you. [applause] i love you too. thank you. who planted her. [laughter] i'm talking about the beautiful alliance between israel and the united states of america. [applause] the beautiful alliance that has brought all of you here to washington, the beautiful alliance that works day in and day out to make things stronger and better. what is the beautiful alliance made of a.
that is the wellspring of the great alliance between the two countries. all you have to do is leave this room and walk around a few blocks from here and see these majestic monuments you can learn from them all about our common values. they come from a certain book called the bible. this is all of us are created in the image of god and of those words inspired jefferson when he declared all men are created equalto and all limited by the way. it inspired abraham lincolinspie
darkest days of america's civil war he found inspiration in the words of king david when he said that the divided america would heal and the judgment of the jue lord are true and righteous. just as the words of the prophet inspired the great martin luther king when he stood before the lincoln memorial and the promised to carry on the struggle until justice runs like water and righteousness. these values are in insufferable part of america's story and of israel. today, together we are writing a new chapter in the calm in the story of freedom, justice, peace and hope and it's because we are inspired by the same ideas, because we are animated by the