Iran makes it widely known it wants to annihilate Israel off the face of the Earth. But that didn't stop Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu from making an extraordinary offer of grace to the Iranian people over the weekend.
What did he do?
Over the weekend, Israel rolled out a website in Farsi — the official language of Iran — to help the Iranian people with their everlasting water-related issues, which stem in part from the country's desert climates, but are heavily tied to the Islamic Republic's political regime.
As the New York Times reported in January, Iran is currently facing a water shortage amid another terrible drought.
The Israeli website instructs Iranians on effective water conservation methods, how to recycle water and even includes pertinent information for Iranian farmers, such as proper irrigation techniques.
What did he say?
"Today, I'm going to offer an unprecedented offer to Iran. It relates to water. The Iranian people are victims of a cruel and tyrannical regime that denies them vital water. Israel stands with the people of Iran, and that is why I want to help save countless Iranian lives," Netanyahu said in a video announcing the project.
"Israel has the know-how to prevent environmental catastrophe in Iran," Netanyahu emphasized.
Here’s how: Iran’s meteorological organization says that nearly 96 percent of Iran suffers from some levels of drought. Issa Kalantari, a former Iranian agricultural minister, said that 50 million Iranians could be forced out of their homes due to environmental damage — 50 million.
Millions of Iranian children are suffering due to mismanagement, to incompetence and the theft of vital resources by the Iranian regime. Now, Israel also has water challenges — we’ve developed cutting-edge technologies to address them. Israel recycles nearly 90 percent of its wastewater. That’s far more than any other country on earth. We invented drip irrigation. Our technology targets individual plants with exactly the nutrients they need for each plant.
In the end, Netanyahu expressed the care his country and government has for the Iranian people, despite the Iranian government's insistence that Israel does not have a right to exist.
"The people of Iran are good and decent, they shouldn’t have to face such a cruel regime alone. We are with you. We will help so that millions of Iranians don’t have to suffer. The hatred of Iran’s regime will not stop the respect and the friendship between our two peoples," Netanyahu said.
He concluded: "The Iranian regime shouts, 'Death to Israel!' In response, Israel shouts, 'Life! To the Iranian people!'"