Earlier this week, Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before Congress about the threat Iran poses to Israel. In the speech, Netanyahu warned that 2,500 years ago a Persian viceroy plotted to exterminate the Jewish people. History repeats itself now with Iran. Glenn believes that the speech was one of "the last spiritual warning" for the American people, and if we don't change our ways we will be destroyed.
We're an ancient people. In our nearly 4,000 years of history, many have tried repeatedly to destroy the Jewish people. Tomorrow night, on the Jewish holiday of Purim, we'll read the Book of Esther. We'll read of a powerful Persian viceroy named Haman, who plotted to destroy the Jewish people some 2,500 years ago. But a courageous Jewish woman, Queen Esther, exposed the plot and gave for the Jewish people the right to defend themselves against their enemies.
The plot was foiled. Our people were saved.
Today the Jewish people face another attempt by yet another Persian potentate to destroy us.
According to Glenn, this portion of the speech was one of the final spiritual warning to the American people to wake up and side with the Jewish people, or you will face God's wrath.
Scroll down for Glenn's analysis:
"This is really critically important, and I'm not surprised that nobody in the media picked this up. This is something that we predicted, that I said in advance. I said [Netanyahu]'s coming during the week of Esther. This is the week the Jews remember Esther. So everybody was focused on 'oh, he's coming for the elections that are happening in two months.' No, he's not. He picked this week, because this is the week that the Jews remember what happened to Esther. And if you don't know the story of Esther, it's really quite critical here."
"Esther was a queen in Persia, and the king was somebody who was being misled by a guy named Haman. Haman was going to kill all the Jews and the king was going to allow it to happen. Mordecai was Esther's uncle, and he goes to Esther and says 'Esther, you have got to talk to the king.' Going to the king could get you killed. If you are not called in to meet with the king, he would have you beheaded, even if it's the wife."
"So [Esther] didn't know how she was going to get in to meet the king, then give [the warning] that Haman, his trusted advisor, was going to kill all the Jews. And Mordecai said, 'Esther, you were born for times such as this. You were put in this place at this time to stand. The Jewish people are going to survive, but if you don't stand, your people may not survive. The king's people may not survive. The Jewish people will, but you have to stand up.'"
"So what [Netanyahu] said in this speech, this is the week that the Jews remember that, and mark that on their calendar. And he came and in the middle of the speech, he said 'I come to you as Mordecai.' Now, I don't know if that makes Barak Obama the king or Haman, but the king was the king in Persia. Persia is modern-day Iran. So he used this week to say to the American people - I think we are Esther - and he was saying clearly to the American people you were born [for times such as this]."
"He didn't go to the president. He gave this speech, because he wanted it heard by the American people, and he said, 'I come to you as Mordecai', so he is addressing us as Esther. 'You were born for a time such as this. You need to stand. And listen to this.' He didn't say this, but this is what he was implying: You, as a nation, may not stand, if you don't side with the Jewish people today. God's commandments will tell you that. If you side with the Jew, you will survive. If you don't, you will not survive. So he was coming to us, without ever saying it, just in timing, you've got to stand up. You've got to stand up. We need America by our side; but more importantly, you need the Jewish people by your side."