October 4th, 2014
03:14 PM ET

Netanyahu: Commonality of interests with moderate Arab states

Fareed speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Israel’s ties with its neighbors. Watch the full interview on "Fareed Zakaria GPS," this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.

Are you in a tacit alliance with the moderate Arab states like Egypt and Saudi Arabia?

I would say there's a commonality of interests that has crystallized – and I've never seen in my lifetime – because all the Arab states identify, as we do, the supreme challenge is of a nuclear Iran and the radical Sunnis making inroads into Sunni states. And they recognize that it imperils their societies. And, of course, they all want to get rid of Israel on their way to the Great Satan. We're just the little Satan. The Great Satan is the United States. And they all have these mad ideologies.

So we share the common interest to address those dangers.

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Topics: GPS Episodes • Israel • Middle East

soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. banasy©

    I highly doubt Netanyahu cares one jot about any Arab state. Netanyahu imperils society in equal measure; he is the last person I would listen to with any sort of authority.

    October 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm |
    • rupert

      I doubt the Arab states care one jot about Israel. They ganged up against Israel in 1967 and lost. Now these cry babies want Israel to give back the spoils.
      Well, no deal. Israel plays for keeps. As for the anti-Israeli Americans. Drop dead.

      October 4, 2014 at 9:08 pm |
      • banasy©

        I said nothing about Israel, did I?

        October 4, 2014 at 10:57 pm |
      • Ghost

        don't you mean 1948? 1967 was mostly Jordan, Syria, and Egypt

        October 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm |
  2. chri§§y

    Yep @ banasy...plus he got his satans mixed up...Israel is Great satan.

    October 4, 2014 at 8:06 pm |
  3. Harry Puddington

    The yahu nut should be hanged by the branch of a cypress tree in Jerusalem.

    October 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm |
  4. rupert

    The only great satan around here is a stupid and ignorant blonde from Michigan. I won't post her name.

    October 4, 2014 at 9:11 pm |
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    October 4, 2014 at 9:18 pm |
  6. rupert

    Poor Harry. His cognitive capabilities are no better than a pig from Arkansas.

    October 4, 2014 at 9:20 pm |
  7. Ferhat Balkan

    Netanyahu isn't interested in peace. He's made that clear over and over. Nuclear Israel under Netanyahu has only 2 interests: To subjugate and oppress the Palestinian people and to continue to occupy the West Bank. Here's another quote of PM Netanyahu: "The Israeli people understand now what I always say: there cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the Jordan River." That's a large portion of the West Bank. What he's saying is, I'm not going to trade peace, I'm not interested in a 2 state solution and I will keep that land. Turns out Netanyahu is more popular now than he ever was in Israel. Why? Because of the war he wages against the Palestinians. This is how right-wing governments win favor. The same thing is happening in the US with the war being waged in Iraq and Syria. More war = more support for the bigoted right wingers. This is why Republicans will have a huge support during the next elections. War is all they know.
    Here's another quote from Netanyahu: "I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. They won't get in their way." In other words, "America", so easy to move them. I got them wrapped right around my finger. When it comes to war... He may be right.

    October 4, 2014 at 9:34 pm |
    • superb comment, Ferhat!

      Love to read your comments, Ferhat. Yes, the Jews will continue to oppress the Palestinians. That's what they have to do, after they have stolen all their land. They really have no choice! The US really is a valuable pawn in their game. The US provides them with weapons, and also, Jews in USA are extremely rich and powerful, so they have always used that play to the max. Yes indeed, the Republican party in the US has become the RRR party = rich, racist, republican party, that appeals to the Fox News crowd. Sadly, these screwed up murderers believe that bombing the crap out of Muslims is the only way to live on Planet Earth. If only we could convince them that 911 happened because of their thinking. The Muslims extremists only happened as a reaction to the RRR approach to life. Bombing the crap out of other people is a rather unintelligent way to live your life. It impoverishes you and it earns you millions of enemies. I guess they just don't get it. The financial profits of warring are too much of an attraction. How sick. How sad.

      October 5, 2014 at 12:50 am |
  8. chri§§y

    @ rupert, you are absolutely clueless about this blonde from michigan...but i will tell you this much. I can be your best friend...or your worst nightmare. The choice is yours!

    October 4, 2014 at 9:43 pm |
    • rupert

      even without my zinc pills?

      October 4, 2014 at 9:52 pm |
    • rupert

      sounds like you've been "the worst nightmare" to quite a few men in your past, so forgive me, but I have to think about this for a long long while. meanwhile, can we be kinda sorta friends? maybe?

      October 4, 2014 at 9:59 pm |
  9. rupert

    @Ferhat: Wrong. Israelis are almost as ignorant as the Palestinians and you. Israel will not give up holyland. it is not that they want war, u blog-tard, it is their stupid religious convictions.
    That's it ..in a nut shell. To post that Israel only wants war, Ferhart, shows me just how stupid u really are. Do us all a favor. Disappear for a weak.
    Thank u.
    Those two hags Philip is dumb, ferhat is the poster boy for DUMB!

    October 4, 2014 at 10:02 pm |
    • rupert

      I'm sorry ferhat. I meant to say:
      "As for those two hags that think Philip is dumb, ferhat is the poster boy for DUMB."

      October 4, 2014 at 10:15 pm |
  10. rupert

    Chrissy. I choose whatever keeps u at bay from me. I never liked u.
    And I can't stand banasy. I hope she gets divorced and ends up alone in life like me.

    October 4, 2014 at 10:06 pm |
  11. rupert

    I am going to my ouji board right now. I will summon a ghost to break up banasy's marriage and to make chrissy become addicted to gambling.
    Good night hags!

    October 4, 2014 at 10:10 pm |
    • banasy©

      You cannot summon up a coherent thought.

      October 4, 2014 at 10:59 pm |
    • dazzle

      @rupert, no matter what side you're on, calling names is never productive.

      October 4, 2014 at 11:25 pm |
  12. Harry Puddington

    There should be no negotiations with jews. Push them back into Liberia. Israel should be destroyed as we know it today.

    October 5, 2014 at 4:17 am |
  13. chri§§y

    Big fat furry deal @ rupert! As if i care that the most bi-polar male FEMALE likes me or not lmao!

    October 5, 2014 at 12:23 pm |
  14. chri§§y

    And truly funny @ banasy and your 10:59 post lmao.

    October 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm |
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