Can we get some real commentators in Haaretz. No one can stop Iran. Just like no one can stop North Korea. It is a reality Israel and other countries in the area will have to learn to live with. Just as South Korea lives with a belligerent north. The real culprits are people like Ari Shavit who pretend that there is a military solution to stopping Iran. A military solutions to stopping Iran/North Korea entails WW III. The leverage is not big enough to push the world into that. Those who suggest otherwise are sidetracking Israel from pursuing constructive solutions: 1. spread its population centres; 2. address the Palestinian/Israeli issue; 3. encourage assimilation of the Israeli Arab/Palestinian populations in an integrated Israeli/Palestinian state (For those who do not understand words that are not explicit - encourage conversion to Judaism). All these are in Israel's hand. Obama is an inspiring personality. A credit to the American people. But Israel's fate is in Israel's hands. Israel will flourish. Ari Shavit will decline/has declined. That's certain.
U.S., allies conduct 1 air strike in Syria and 11 in Iraq against ISIS militants (Reuters)