Consequences of War Must Be Considerd - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Chris
    • 31.08.12 | 21:42 (IDT)

    Much of what is written here is sense but one critical assumption is a problem: that Israel must attack Iran rather than allow it to obtain nuclear weapons. Is this - in fact - as much a consensus opinion in Israel as it appears? Both outcomes are bad at best and potentially catastrophic. At best an attack would delay the Iranian nuclear program by a decade (with the possibility at least that future strikes could cause future delays), make diplomatic pariahs of Israel and the United States and ruin any hope of constructive relations with Israels neighbors for a generation. At worst it would spark another regional war which could leave millions dead and which Israel could conceivably lose. Perhaps I should rephrase that... the genuine worst case scenario is one in which that regional war results in the accelerated acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran (perhaps with help from elements in Pakistan) and their use - in the course of said war - on Israeli soil.

    from the article: Israel: Stop alienating U.S. over Iran
    First published 15:50 30.08.12 | Last updated 15:50 30.08.12
Haaretz Headlines
pollard - AP - June 20 2011

Jonathan Pollard to be released on November 21

Kerry says release of convicted Israeli spy at end of his 30-year sentence not related to Iran deal.

Poster advocating release of Jonathan Pollard. March 13, 2013.

Pollard’s release feels like a consolation prize

The fact that the convicted spy's release is happening at such a low moment in U.S.-Israel ties casts a pall over the news.

Padnos during the shooting in Israel of his documentary.

'I've seen the next generation of Al-Qaida killers'

U.S. journalist Theo Padnos, held hostage by the Nusra Front in Syria, talks exclusively to Haaretz one year after his release.

Daniel and Senait's wedding

An Israeli party crasher says farewell

Writing columns about ostensibly common Israeli events over the last three years was truly an education. A postscript.