A new video blog on Wesley Clark’s “Stop Iran War” web site is, alas, rather amateurish, but he briefly articulates why launching an attack on Iran will hurt Israel. He makes sense. Assuming he is running for some kind of higher office, it is refreshing to see at least one nationally recognized political figure articulating a perspective on Iran that is not conventional, AIPAC-inspired wisdom. Will he get in trouble?
The premise that there is no viable Palestinian partner is widely shared, conventional wisdom among the Israeli public and center-right pundits. At the same time, to the far-left and other bashers of all things Israeli (including some regular commentators on this humble blog) this premise is just an Israeli pretext for clinging to the status […]
Last Wednesday, a Knesset Committee met in order to determine whether J Street had the right to call itself â€œpro-Israel.â€ The Knesset Member who called for the hearing, Otneil Schneller, “told the Forward that being pro-Israel can only mean defending the policy and conduct of the elected government, whatever oneâ€™s personal opinions.â€ Therefore, J Street […]
JJ Goldberg reported, via Israelâ€™s Channel 10, that Prime Minister Netanyahu â€œhas instructed his cabinet ministers to stick to a single message regarding the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement [announced last week and signed today in Cairo]â€¦The message: â€œthere is no possible positive component in the reconciliation agreement.â€ Thatâ€™s right: Cabinet ministers are forbidden even to speculate […]