How bizarre, if not "unseemly" of Kurzer. First, he argues that the U.S. should go back to the stick rather than the carrot with Israel (deducting from the loan guarantees), and in the same breath says it will hurt Israel's security if it accepts the U.S. incentives package by making Israel's defense needs negotiable and subject to US political aims and so presumably Israel needs to stand on what's right for its security and not bow to the US. So I suppose Israel knuckling under to US deductions from loan guarantees avoid those issues, right? When will these guys--who failed so abjectly in their peace efforts the first time around--have the grace to just bow out quietly, get their sinecure in some "think tank" of no importance and confine their chatter to the D.C. cocktail circuit?
UN chief condemns Palestinian toddler killing, urges calm (Reuters)