Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won part of the crucial fight with Iran in Syria last week by securing European support for an international agreement that, as he put it, “Iran needs to leave Syria, from all of Syria.” Meanwhile, the same day Netanyahu told his cabinet of the agreement on Iran in Syria, the Israeli leader also made an “unprecedented offer to Iran” by announcing a Farsi website that will literally give away plans to help Iranians solve their water crisis.
“The Iranian people are victims of a cruel and tyrannical regime that denies them vital water. Israel stands with the people of Iran. And that is why I want to help save countless Iranian lives,” said Netanyahu in a video published to Youtube. “…Israel has the knowhow to prevent environmental catastrophe in Iran.”
Just because Israel wants to help the Iranian people doesn’t mean they want to ignore malice from the Iranian regime. To that end, Netanyahu met last week with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May, focusing “first and foremost on Iran’s efforts to establish a military presence in Syria,” Netanyahu told his cabinet according to comments released by his office. Netanyahu said that the “goal of the trip” was “to a large extent, achieved.”
“Even though Iran’s departure from Syria is a long process, I believe that if you set a goal, if you know where you are going, you have a greater chance of getting there,” said Netanyahu. “In any case, I made it clear that we will take strong action against attempts to establish a presence against us, and also against attacks on us. I think that this is understood and accepted by these leaders.”
As for the water assistance for Iran, Netanyahu’s video pointed out that almost 96% of Iran “suffers from some levels of drought,” highlighting that Israel handles their own “water challenges” with massive wastewater recycling and drip irrigation that more efficiently waters plants.
Netanyahu said that on the Farsi website they would launch, there would be “detailed plans on how Iranians can recycle their wastewater. We will show how Iranian farmers can save their crops and feed their families.”
“The Iranian regime shouts: ‘Death to Israel!’ In response, Israel shouts: ‘Life to the Iranian people!’ The people of Iran are good and decent. They shouldn’t have to face such a cruel regime alone. We are with you,” said Netanyahu.
“We will help so that millions of Iranians don’t have to suffer. The hatred of Iran’s regime will not stop the respect and the friendship between our two peoples.”
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, June 10, 2018)