A Sad Statesman At UN, Netanyahu Spoke to a World That Refused to Listen

Whether credible or not, the Israeli military threat made a major comeback in New York on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the UN General Assembly Tuesday night very different from his previous ones: It lacked reproach, gimmicks and thrills. The arguments were factual and germane. Passion was kept at bay. It was clear that the Israeli statesman speaking to a thinly populated hall in New York, and to an anemic American public opinion, was a sad statesman. Once...