The American Iraqi Parable Played Out by Israel in Lebanon Action…

An American Parable, by Samuel Freedman (Jerusalem Post)

“This parable applies, sadly, to Israel as well. Israel in the aftermath of the stalemate, if even that, against Hizbullah. Israel with Haim Ramon and Moshe Katsav in place of Tom Foley, Dennis Hastert and Jack Abramoff. But Israel, too, with all the architects of the summer’s unwon war still in place.”

“So let me just say, from this distant perch, and with all my Zionist ardor, that it appears curious and strange to see every leader in the summer’s war still ensconced in his position.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Is Olmert Listening in L.A.? Or Is Bibi Spitting Into the Wind on Iran?

Netanyahu: It’s ’38, and Iran is Germany

“While Hitler started a war and then tried to develop an atomic bomb, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is building nuclear weapons first and will then start a war, he said.”

Full Text;

The Iranian missile program calls for developing 25 nuclear weapons per year, ultimately with a range to reach the East Coast of the United States, Likud Party leader Binyamin Netanyahu warned the annual summit meeting of North American Jewish leaders Monday afternoon.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Prediction Confirmed — Olmert: Realignment Definitely Not Dead…. Read My Lips: I’m Ready for Territorial Compromises…

Commentary;

As predicted on this Blog, here, here, here, here, here and more: The two reports below, including the chilling Newsweek-Washington Post interview with prime minister Olmert ought to be food for momentum to build among those Jews who look at their fellows as brethren and who passionately love this holy land, Eretz Yisrael. Does it get any more obvious, any more black and white than this? And those who care had better make an all-out effort to enlist the Chareidim, even over the Chareidi politicians, those self-proclaimed “gatekeepers” who guard the “gedolim” from the full story like Bernie tended goal. They, the masses of Chareidim need to absorb and intellectualize that the fight against convergence is AT LEAST AS IMPORTANT as confronting the gay display! MB  [...]  Click here to read more.

The Consequences of an Israel Perceiving As Owing It’s Entire Identity, Defense and Diplomacy to Superpower Electoral Politics…

Column One: Olmert’s Ill-Timed Washington Visit, by Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post)

“If Olmert were a strong leader, in light of the Republican defeat and Bush’s response to that defeat, he could use the meeting as an opportunity to tell Bush that Israel accepts responsibility for attacking Iran’s nuclear installations. But Olmert, who spent his last visit in the US capital trying to convince the Americans to support his plan to surrender Judea and Samaria to Hamas, is not a strong leader. He is a weak leader. The new wind blowing out of Washington will easily cast him asunder. [...]  Click here to read more.

Consequences of Israel Gov’t. Abrogation of Responsibilities; US Offcial: “Israel Won’t Bomb Iran”

US Official: Israel Won’t Bomb Iran

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Iran’s nuclear facilities are too vast to be destroyed by a single air attack so Israel is unlikely to bomb it to forestall Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, a senior United States official said on Tuesday.

“This is a much more difficult problem militarily than taking on Saddam Hussein’s [nuclear] program,” he said. In Iran there are as many as 200 sites that are part of their nuclear program, although some are more important than others, he noted. [...]  Click here to read more.

Iran’s Nuclear Capacity: Testimonial to the Fallacy of Israel’s Abrogation of National Defense and Security to Third Parties, ‘Super Power’…

Giving Iran the Bomb, by Bret Stephens (The Wall Street Journal 31 October 2006)

Commentary;

Has the government of Israel given appropriate consideration to this? Iran Sanctions Resolution: The Bushehr Exception; Enough Plutonium for “55 Nagasaki-Type Atomic Bombs” to Fire at Guess Who!! Below, a nuclear nonproliferation expert explains that Iran seems to be capable of producing it’s own weapons-grade uranium via light-water reactor, contrary to widely-held belief. MB [...]  Click here to read more.