By HERB KEINON, Jerusalem Post 9/26/2012 22:44
Prime minister pens open letter to Israeli public before departing for New York, writes that history shows Jews persevere while those who try to destroy them fail; PM to meet Clinton, Ban, Harper and Ashton during brief visit.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu left hours after Yom Kippur Wednesday night for New York to address the UN, pledging to give a fitting response to Iran’s desire to “sentence us to death.”
In an unusual letter to the Israeli public before leaving for the US, Netanyahu wrote that history showed that those who desired to wipe the Jewish people “off the map” failed, while the Jewish people persevered and overcame all obstacles.
Netanyahu – referring to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech to the UN on Wednesday – said that while “we prayed to be inscribed in the Book of Life, a platform was given to a dictatorial regime in Iran that strives, at every opportunity, to sentence us to death.”