The storm over Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to the United States Congress has yet to cease, with reports flying Friday that the White House was considering snubbing the annual AIPAC conference in response.
But there are other influential US voices speaking out in favor of the Israeli Prime Minister and his position on the Iranian nuclear issue.
In an interview with Israel Hayom, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani stressed the importance of Netanyahu's speech, and said that he himself would travel the world to warn people about the Iranian nuclear threat – a threat he sees as the most dangerous to the entire world.
During the interview, Giuliani recounted a recent meeting with Netanyahu where he showed him full support and tried to instill confidence in the Prime Minister.
"I met with Bibi privately on two occasions two weeks ago. I told him I would be doing the same thing if I were him. I told him that the American people respect him and agree with him, even if the Obama administration is trying to paint a different picture."
"Netanyahu is doing exactly what he needs to do: to come and speak and speak out against a bad agreement, even if the government doesn't like it. Most Americans agree with Netanyahu on the Iranian issue," Giuliani continued.
Calling the speech "absolutely essential," Giuliani noted that "if I had been in his position, and the speaker of the House, the third most important man in the US, invited me to speak before Congress to explain the danger of a nuclear Iran – of course I'd accept the invitation and come."
"You have to understand that I, as an American, fear a nuclear Iran no less than the Prime Minister of Israel and no less than Israeli citizens," Giuliani explained.
"Think for a second – a bad agreement with Iran would give a group of irrational and insane people nuclear capability. If I were Netanyahu, I would go to the ends of the earth to discuss Iran's nuclear program – on any stage I was given and in every situation. In our case now, it's the Congress."
In Giuliani's estimation "the American public supports Netanyahu's position on the Iranian issue. It's possible there are those who think he insulted the President's honor, but they also think he should speak."