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    • Birger
    • 31.10.13 | 11:27 (IST)

    So what if Peres saved Israel, the Middle East and the world from a calamity, the consequences of which Israel had no possibilities to contain. Does that make him morally obliged to solve the Iranian nuclear crises. I wish he can. But morally obliged? Peres did what he should by thwarting Netanyahu's jingoism. Good. As an aside, it is worth noting that Peres (and others) did not only stop Israel from falling over the precipice. They also kept us from getting into the ambiguous zone, where Iran (following the Israeli concept of the right, in the name of the to self defense , to strike preemptively) would attack Israel. (Of course, Iran's right to preemptively attack Israel, would only be justified if the Israeli threat was ominous and imminent. And not only bluster meant to rally support from thew US and the West, as we all, of course, know that it was.)

    from the article: How Shimon Peres stopped Israel from bombing Iran
    First published 11:40 31.10.13 | Last updated 11:40 31.10.13
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