Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won pledges Wednesday, October 31 from France’s president to push harder for new sanctions against Iran to keep it from developing nuclear weapons, the Associated Press reported. “The sanctions are taking a bite out of Iran’s economy ... unfortunately they have not stopped the Iranian program,” said Netanyahu, who is visiting Paris. “Given the history of the Jewish people, I would not sit by and write off a threat by those who say they are going to annihilate us,” he added. French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that Iran has not proven that its nuclear program is aimed only at civilian use. “It’s a threat that cannot be accepted by France,” Hollande said at Netanyahu’s side, warning that a nuclear-armed Iran would be a danger to the region and the world.