Statesmanship is too important to be left to lawyers - 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 = '14'; 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 = '35'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Logios
    • 14.01.11 | 21:41 (IST)

    "U.S. President Barack Obama expressed solidarity with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in talks on Wednesday amid the collapse of his coalition government in Beirut." - Haaretz// Obama and Hillary had no experience in statesmanship when they assumed office, but they are lawyers. The sorry results are well known. Legal thinking is not always the best guide to action, especially in politics which is the "art of the possible". Pushing the Hariri case to the bitter legal end may result in a civil war in Lebanon. The result of civil war may be that Hizballah will take over. This may even be divine justice, since by all real counts, the Shiites are the largest minority in the country, and might even have become a majority. To prevent Hizballah from taking over might require foreign intervention, after which the UN will come and devise a new constitution, including "one man one vote" elections, and lo and behold the Shiites will take over. Happened in Iraq, so one doesn't need great imagination to see it coming. The Obama people should start looking around for some talent. There must be some in the American continent!

    from the article: Hariri: No alternative to dialogue to solve Lebanon crisis
    First published 21:22 14.01.11 | Last updated 21:22 14.01.11
Haaretz Headlines
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz briefs Israeli reporters on Iran deal. August 3, 2015.

'If I were Israeli, I would take the Iran deal'

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who played pivotal role in negotiations with Iran, tries to address Israeli fears of nuclear accord.

Funeral of Ali Saad Dawabsheh, Palestinian infant killed in deadly arson attack

Will the Israeli right finally come to its senses?

The terrifying arson attack shows us Israelis how very serious our situation is and that the path to a better future is closing before us.

An aerial view of the lower neighborhoods of the Philistine city of Gath.

New dig suggests Israelite kingdom wasn’t so mighty

Archaeological discovery at Philistine city of Gath could mean kingdom was a small power centered around Jerusalem.

 'Decent behavior preceded the Torah'

You don't need faith in God to believe in Judaism

Losing my belief in God gave me a new reason to practice Jewish customs.