Air Date: October 2, 2013
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: David Rubin
David Rubin is a former mayor of Shiloh, Israel in an area much of the world refers to as the West Bank. He is the founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund, dedicated to healing the trauma of children who have been victims of terrorist attacks as well as rebuilding the biblical heartland of Israel. He is the author of 3 books. His latest is ‘Peace for Peace: Israel in the New Middle East’ as well as the “Islamic Tsunami: Israel and America in the Age of Obama”. His books are available at www.DavidRubinIsrael.com.
The Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, was recently in the United States speaking before the United Nations. He also had a phone conversation with President Barack Obama. In the wake of this, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a warning to beware of Rouhani’s smile.
The phone call between Rouhani and Obama was the first between the top leaders of Iran and the U.S. since the Islamic Revolution going all the way back to the Carter administration. David’s response to this development was to echo Benjamin Netanyahu’s sentiments as David referred to Rouhani as an Islamic wolf in sheep’s clothing. He went on to note that while Rouhani is speaking moderately and smiling, the centrifuges are racing full speed ahead toward nuclear power and nuclear bombs.
Also included is an audio clip of Benjamin Netanyahu as he describes the violence that is part of the past track record of Hassan Rouhani, who prior to his current position was the national security advisor of Iran. David also comments on the effectiveness of sanctions and his feelings regarding a preemptive strike on Iran, and if executed, who should do it.