Israel: Learn the power of words, not just might, in the new Middle East
Losing the complicity of regional dictators means that Israel needs to deploy diplomacy, and not brute force, with its neighbors in the Middle East. It's a radical shift, but depending only on military might won't keep Israel afloat much longer.
It’s pretty hard to combine schadenfreude with escalating panic, but when it comes to regional pronouncements, Israeli commentators have a special talent. Witness this incongruous cocktail in the analysis of Egypt’s new leadership – the gist of so much of which is: The Muslim Brotherhood in power is horrifying for Israel, but at the same time terrible news for Egyptians, who really shouldn’t be...
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