When asked by Jerusalem Post Political Correspondent Gil Hoffman if Israel would be destroyed if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not reelected on March 17, Steinitz said, “I think it might be dangerous – first because if, unfortunately Herzog and Tzipi are running the country, I don’t think they can hinder the Iranian nuclear issue like Netanyahu can.”
He also praised Netanyahu’s global efforts to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. He attributes crippling economic sanctions that have been placed on Iran to Bibi’s efforts.
Steinitz expressed fear of Labor-Hatnua’s leadership on the Palestinian issue as well, saying that if Herzog and Livni agree to withdraw from the West Bank immediately, in a few months time, or at most two years, “we will have al-Qaida, Hamas, or ISIS sitting in immediate proximity to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and this will be of such an arrangement. I think that Tzipi and Bugie have no understanding experience, and no determination to handle Israel’s security and our strategic needs.”
He was also, despite criticism from all directions, very supportive of Netanyahu’s decision to speak in front of congress about the Iranian nuclear issue.
In the rapid-fire question and answer section of the interview, he gave over quick insights into how he views some basic and pressing issues.
Is Abbas a terrorist?
Abbas is educating terrorists, supports terrorism, but he is not himself a .
Return to Pre-’67 borders?
Of course . We cannot divide our capital. If we do, Hamas and Islamic Jihad will the .
Is the Labor party Zionist?
It is post Zionist, not Zionism. Anyone who calls the racist or tells people not to send their children to the IDF is not .
Israel should marry by the Jewish religion
Public transportation on Shabbat
It is a municipal the day of rest is our gift to the entire world.