United Nations- Irani President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatened to eliminate Israel from the Middle Eastern map in the 67th annual meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations. His timing could not have been more perfect, since he did so during the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur during which most Israeli Diplomats were not present. This is not the first time Ahmadinejad has made these declarations, he has a history of expressing his wish to eradicate the state of Israel. His reasons for wanting to eliminate Israel off the Middle Eastern map is because he claims they have no historical roots in the region.
Israel did not remain quiet after these threatening words. The General Assembly received a visit from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu where he urged the United States to stop Iran’s uranium enrichment program, since he says Iran is only months away from developing an atomic bomb. Iran’s possession of nuclear power would not only be dangerous to Israel but also to the U.S. since Ahmadinejad’s threats were directed at both countries. In order to avoid attacks and casualties from Iran to the west Netanyahu asked the U.N. to draw a red line on Iran’s nuclear plans, which is something the Obama has refused to do in the past.
Due to the recent events it seems that Obama will finally have to call a truce with Netanyahu, and take some decisive action against Iran. Ahmadinejad’s threats to the state of Israel along with the emergence of an Islamist Regime in Egypt make Israeli-American alliances more important than ever for the State of Israel.