U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting in the U.S. in January 2010. Photo by (GPO)
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Following his meeting with US President Obama this morning in Washington, Prime Minister Netanyahu will tell 13,000 AIPAC delegates: “The world must unite against Iran, but if we must, we will defend ourselves.”

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22:17 Short speech. Only Iran. If I was Obama, I would not be feeling too comfortable. (Chemi Shalev)

22:16 Speech ends (Haaretz)

22:16 Queen Esther is applauded... first time in 2500 years...(Chemi Shalev)

22:15 Beit-Shemesh effect - Netanyahu: I will never allow discrimination of women in Israel. (Barak Ravid)

22:14 Netanyahu: Israel is "forward position of freedom in the Middle East." (Chemi Shalev)

22:14 Netanyahu: Israel's fate is to be the forward fort of freedom in the middle east. I will always protect Israeli democracy. (Barak Ravid)

22:11 I must say that this sounds as the question of Israel's attack is now when, not if... (Chemi Shalev)

22:11 Again BB with the holocaust analogies. How terrified can one guy be. (Barak Ravid)

22:10 Netanyahu: as the PM of Israel I will never let my people live in the shadow of annihilation. (Barak Ravid)

22:10 "Can't afford to wait much longer." (Chemi Sahlev)

22:08 Allison Good & he should run in the republican primary. He will win! (Barak Ravid)

22:06 Wonder if and when Netanyahu will speak of something other than Iran.... (Chemi Sahlev)

22:06 the language is not his problem. AIPAC people get him once a year. Israelis have to put Up with BB every day. (Barak Ravid)

22:05 Netanyahu and McConnell trade lines: if Iran behaves like this without weapons, think how it would behave when it has one. (Chemi Shalev)

22:04 Netanyahu: we need to talk about the cost of not stopping Iran. I will give terrorists a nuclear umbrella. (Barak Ravid)

22:04 Wonder how many in the audience - including Netanyahu - agree with Vice Premier Shalom: Obama speech was "a defining moment." (Chemi Shalev)

22:03 BB is in his zone tonight. I think he wish he could come to AIPAC every week. He doesn't have such an easy night anywhere in Israel. (Barak Ravid)

22:02 Netanyahu: as prime minister I will never gamble on the security of the state of Israel. (Barak Ravid)

22:00 Not only does Netanyahu speak "American" better than he speaks "Israeli", he speaks it much better than most Americans. (Chemi Shalev)

21:58 Netanyahu: If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck - it's a nuclear duck. It's Time for the world to call a duck a duck. (Barak Ravid)

21:57 Not going to talk about what israel will do or won't do - i never talk about that. (Chemi Shalev)

21:56 First time: Israel reserves the right to defend itself. (Chemi Shalev)

21:55 Netanyahu: Israel leaves all options on the table and containment is not an option. (Barak Ravid)

21:54 Netanyahu presents Minister Yossi Peled who was hidden as a Christian boy during the Holocaust and became one of Israel's "bravest and greatest soldiers." (Chemi Shalev)

21:54 Netanyahu at AIPAC: Israel should always reserve the right to defend itself. (Barak Ravid)

21:53 Netanyahu: "WOW thanks a lot for the endorsement." (Barak Ravid)

21:52 Gets crowd to stand up and applaud US representatives in the hall. (Chemi Shalev)

21:51 BB Netanyahu started his speech at AIPAC. Here he is the president of the US - Not Barack Obama (Barak Ravid)

21:49 Netanyahu receives standing ovation, tells crowd sarcastically: "wow, this is just like in Jerusalem" (Chemi Shalev)