Florida campaign ad features Netanyahu urging ‘red lines’ for Iran, not ‘red light’ for Israel
Nonpartisan group behind the clip garners 50,000 signatures for action against the Islamic republic
A new political campaign TV ad that ran in Florida on Monday features Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging “red lines” on Iran rather than “red lights” on Israel in dealing with Iran’s nuclear program.
“Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel,” Netanyahu states in the 30-second clip. “I think Iran must understand that there’s a red line, so they stop advancing on their program to produce atomic bombs.”
“It’s time to stop Iran and stand with Israel — with no apologies,” the narrator concludes.
The video, published on Monday, emerged less than a week after Vice President Joseph Biden claimed during the vice-presidential debate against Republican Paul Ryan that the US and Israel are in sync on how to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
The ad was released by Secure America Now, a nonpartisan non-profit organization that leads advocacy campaigns, and which has recently garnered over 50,000 signatures in support of action against Iran via an online petition.
The organization seeks “policies that will protect our nation against terrorist infiltration, attack and capitulation to our enemies,” according to its website.
A previous ad by the group, which was widely referred to as a “Romney ad” in the media, also featured Netanyahu talking about the need to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.