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He says Israel’s intelligence is terrific, but it didn’t spot Iran’s underground enrichment facilities right away.

Netanyahu's nuclear diagram, presented at the UN General Assembly on Thursday. (photo credit: IBA screenshot)
Netanyahu’s nuclear diagram, presented at the UN General Assembly on Thursday. (photo credit: IBA screenshot)

“I believe Iran will back down,” he says, if the red lines are clearly and credibly drawn.

He praises Obama for saying that Iran must be stopped, at this forum two days ago. He praises other international leaders who share that determination. “I am confident that we can chart a path forward together.”

Now he moves on to the Jewish imperative “to treat all with dignity and compassion… and to pray and strive for peace… These are the timeless values of my people…”

He urges the participants to commit themselves to protecting global freedoms and thus defending civilization.

Netanyahu concludes to warm applause.

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