Levy is almost always wrong, but not this time - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dan
    • 07.11.11 | 00:34 (IST)

    An Israeli attack on Iran will give the Arab and Muslim world, and many, many people and countries outside it, a permanent, never-to-be-erased excuse to turn against and violently attack not only Israel but the Jewish people. In all future history books it would outweigh the 2,000 years of persecution, the Holocaust, the Arab seige, and guarantee the flight of young Jews out of their religion and identity. On the other hand, letting Iran strike first, if it is really insane enough to do so, and absorbing the blow (at huge cost, including many of my family and friends, and probably me) before striking back, together with a newly sympathetic America and Europe, and reducing Iran to the state it is begging to be reduced to, would guarantee the future of Israel as nothing else could.

    from the article: Insanity, not logic, guides Israel's leadership
    First published 03:06 06.11.11 | Last updated 03:06 06.11.11
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