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RUSH: Benjamin Netanyahu came out swinging. I wish we had the whole thing. It went on about five or six minutes. We have one sound bite here, and it says that it’s Benjamin Netanyahu through the translator. Now, when I watched it was Netanyahu speaking English so it’s going to be — I haven’t listened to this — either Netanyahu or the translator. But this is the portion of his speech where I mentioned he talked to all these world leaders and asked, ‘What would you do if rockets are raining down on your city?’

NETANYAHU (via translator): I forward my questions to the international community and I asked all the leaders throughout the world who I spoke to, ‘What would you have done if you were in our place? And what would you have done in order to protect your civilians who are attacked by hundreds of rockets and missiles?’ We all know the facts. We all know the reality. And therefore we will continue to protect our civilians. We will continue to allow our soldiers to protect their lives. And the State of Israel will continue to practice its fight for self defense.

RUSH: Well, that was a translator. I don’t know what our guys are watching up there. I was watching Fox, and it was Netanyahu speaking English. And I’m not that deaf. I know how Netanyahu sounds, and this is not him. It’s exactly what he said so it’s no big deal. He also said, ‘It seems like in the world today, Israel is presumed guilty until it’s found guilty,’ which is dead-on right. The UN can’t do anything about the oil spill; they can’t do anything about Iran’s nukes; the UN can’t do anything about what’s going on in Korea; they can’t stop the ChiComs, so let’s focus on Israel, let’s focus on the Jews, that’s what the UN’s doing. And of course the administration is not far behind.


RUSH: One more Benjamin Netanyahu sound bite. Apparently what he did is he spoke in Hebrew and then followed it up in English. CNN carried the Hebrew translated version. Fox carried the English version from Netanyahu. This is Netanyahu in his own words. I love this bite.

NETANYAHU: This wasn’t a Love Boat. This was a Hate Boat. These weren’t pacifists; they weren’t peace activists. These were violent supporters of terrorism. I think that the evidence that the lives of the Israeli seamen were in danger is crystal clear. If you’re a fair-minded observer and you look at those videos, you know this simple truth. But I regret to say that for many in the international community, no evidence is needed. Israel is guilty until proven guilty.

RUSH: That’s Benjamin Netanyahu today addressing the media and others on the so-called Love Boat flotilla off the coast of Gaza.

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