Israel is calling for diplomacy to avoid war - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Paul Freedman
    • 13.12.07 | 03:16 (IST)

    Those who say Israel wants war clearly ignore the text of this story itself--Israel is "whining" that American folding its diplomatic efforts to coordinate sanctions against Iran is leaving war as the **only** option for Israel after Iran weaponizes its nuclear capabilities. But then, the subtext for many here is that war is OK, as long as it is Iran's uncontested war against a defenseless (and contemptible) Israel. The problem is that saying that "black is white" and that "war is peace" and inverting this story of Israel attempting to prevent the ultimate necessity of war does not, at day's end, erase Israel's willingness to defend itself if Iran is encouraged to go to war against Jerusalem.

    from the article: Israeli official: U.S. is not doing enough on Iran nukes
    First published 00:00 12.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 12.12.07
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