Ron Dermer: Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress Is Highlight Of My DC Tenure

AP Photo/Susan Walsh
AP Photo/Susan Walsh

The Jerusalem Post reports: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s controversial speech to the US Congress last year, an address that strained ties with the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats who viewed it as an affront to the president, has been the highlight so far of Israel Ambassador Ron Dermer’s period in Washington, he told The Jerusalem Post in an interview.

Asked what have been the highlights and lowest points of his tenure in the US capital, Dermer replied: “From a national point of view, the highlight for me was definitely Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.

“In my eyes, the prime minister fulfilled a fundamental moral obligation to speak out about a potential threat to the survival of our country. This was a sovereign right that the Jewish people were long denied, and the failure to exercise that right would have been a gross dereliction of his duty as prime minister of Israel,” he said.

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