Bennett switches to speaking about the regional threat posed by Iran and its support for terror group proxies.
“While Israel strives to do good, we cannot lose sight for one moment of what’s happening in our neighborhood. Israel is, quite literally, surrounded by Hezbollah, Shia militias, Islamic Jihad and Hamas. On our borders.
“These terror groups seek to dominate the Middle East and spread radical Islam across the world. What do they all have in common? They all want to destroy my country, and they’re all backed by Iran. They get their funding from Iran, they get their training from Iran, and they get their weapons from Iran.
“Iran’s great goal is crystal clear to anybody who cares to open their eyes: Iran seeks to dominate the region — and seeks to do so under a nuclear umbrella.”
Bennett says that every place that Iran has tried to take over is “falling apart,” citing as examples Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Gaza.
“Like the Midas touch, Iran’s regime has the ‘Mullah-touch.’ Every place Iran touches — fails.”