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Likud MK to JNS: Iranian attack showed difference between good and evil

"Iran understands that those who have such amazing defensive systems have even better means of attack," said MK Boaz Bismuth.

Knesset member Boaz Bismuth leads the Knesset lobby for releasing the remaining hostages in the Gaza Strip, at the Knesset in Jerusalem, Jan. 9, 2024. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
Knesset member Boaz Bismuth leads the Knesset lobby for releasing the remaining hostages in the Gaza Strip, at the Knesset in Jerusalem, Jan. 9, 2024. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Likud lawmaker Boaz Bismuth said on Sunday that Iran’s attack on Israel proved that the Jewish state was not isolated and made stark the contrast between good and evil.

“In the last few months, we heard repeatedly that Israel is isolated, that its western allies were turning their backs on us and that Sunni Arab countries were doing the same. Yet, last night, which was difficult, was in fact an opportunity to reinforce [relations] as it became obvious who is good and who is evil. Last night, it became clear that Israel is on the side of the good,” said Bismuth.

“Over the past weeks or even months, Israel was falsely accused of causing a famine in Gaza, which was a lie. We saw no compassion from the United Nations toward the hostages [being held by Hamas], and it made some forget what this war against Hamas is about: It is good versus evil.

“Over the last few weeks and even months, Oct. 7 was forgotten,” continued the legislator. “Israel was portrayed as the evil one and the Palestinians as the victims, but now the world understands that there is a coalition working against Israel, with Iran heading it. And while our IDF soldiers who acted so courageously in Gaza did not get the credit they deserve, yesterday they proved once again that when Israel is ready it can do amazing things.”

The lawmaker emphasized that deterrence was “key” in the Middle East, noting that “the Houthis won’t be replaced by Austrians, Hezbollah will never be Switzerland or Hamas [anything like] France.” 

Israel’s neighbors, he said, “don’t want us to exist. That’s why we must preserve our deterrence and make sure that the cycle in Gaza is the last cycle. Israel will react but it will choose when. We have a war in Gaza that we must finish in a clear way. Hostages must return, Hamas must be defeated and we will deal with the rest after.”

“Today the world, and more importantly the enemy, saw that Israel has amazing capacities. Iran understands that those who have such amazing defensive systems have even better means of attack,” concluded Bismuth.

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