By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency
Jerusalem — September 11, 2014 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11th, 2001, with a moment of silence and a speech on the threat of Islamic terrorism.
US Ambassador Dan Shapiro was in attendance.
Addressing the 14th World Summit of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Daniel Herzliya Hotel), Netanyahu reflected on the barbaric attacks on the US, drawing a moral divide between Israel’s response to the attacks and those of the Palestinians in Gaza.
“We remember that day, 13 years ago, and we mourn with you on this day for the thousands who lost their lives in that horrific attack, Netanyahu said. “All of Israel mourned on September 11th. In Gaza, Palestinians were dancing on the roofs. They were handing out candy. That’s the moral divide – we mourn, they celebrate the death of thousands of innocents. And then when the US took out Bin Laden, I, speaking virtually for the entire country, congratulated President Obama; in Gaza, Hamas condemned the US, and called Bin Laden a holy warrior of Islam. That’s the moral divide – we celebrate, they mourn the death of an arch terrorist.”
The Prime Minister also stated that had Al Qaeda had nuclear weapons on September 11, 2001, they would have used it against New York and Washington, D.C. He further offered his full support of President Obama’s campaign against ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and offered his optimism in defeating them.