04-17-2008, 11:52 AM
Quote:Israel's Likud chairman and opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu says the September 11 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel.
"We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq," the former Israeli prime minister said.
He added that the events 'swung American public opinion in Israel's favor.' Netanyahu made the comments during a conference at Bar-Ilan University on the division of Al-Quds as part of a peace deal with Palestinians.
Meanwhile, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cast doubt on Wednesday over the veracity of the 9/11 attacks, calling it a pretext for the US to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.
"Four or five years ago, a suspicious event occurred in New York. A building collapsed and they said that 3,000 people had been killed but never published their names," Ahmadinejad said in Qom.
"Under this pretext, they [the US] attacked Afghanistan and Iraq and since then, over a million people have been killed in Iraq alone," He noted.