Thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks, Netanyah, at a Herzelia Conference on Anti-Terrorism, asserts Israel’s commitment to combat Islamic terrorism, which he terms “a clear and present danger to the peace and security of the world and to our common civilization.” Netanyahu points to the twin threats of radical Shi’ism and radical Sunnism using terrorist tactics. Calling again to limit Iran and other radical groups from gaining a nuclear option, he implores the creation of regional alliances, led by the United States. He asserts that the key change to Jewish history since Israel’s establishment, is the “ability to defend ourselves, by ourselves, against any foe. That was and remains the basis of our policy.”