AIPAC's abhorrence of diplomacy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Larry Toenjes
    • 11.09.13 | 14:23 (IDT)

    AIPAC (and Israel) wants the US to conduct a military strike against Syria rather than rely on the possible diplomatic solution inadvertently proposed by US Secretary of State John Kerry and pounced on by Russian President Vladimir Putin. AIPAC (and Israel) does not want a diplomatic solution to succeed in the case of Syria for fear that another slip by Kerry might result in a diplomatic approach to US-Iranian issues as well. Diplomatic discussions around the nuclear ambitions of Iran would inevitably raise the issue of Israel's existing nuclear capabilities. And that discussion is verboten. One can discuss WMDs and the gassing of children in Syria. One cannot discuss WMDs in Isrrael or the use of cluster bombs against children in Gaza.

    from the article: AIPAC makes big push on Syria military action
    First published 00:48 11.09.13 | Last updated 00:48 11.09.13
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