What Netanyahu can learn from Shamir before attacking Iran
Israel's current prime minister is a history buff who could draw insights from a letter written by the former premier about Israel's motives for destroying Iraq's nuclear reactor.
There is nothing that excites or fascinates Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu more than history. Netanyahu works some kind of historical anecdote into almost every speech, complete with a not so subtle allusion to current events. During the funeral for former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir last week, Netanyahu used his eulogy for his once political patron to deliver a few historical analogies.
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