by Caroline B. Glick
If, to paraphrase Carl von Clausewitz diplomacy is war by other means, then just as armies are called upon to concentrate their efforts and resources where they can do the most good for their cause, so governments must utilize their diplomatic resources - whether plentiful or scarce - to advance their most important national interests.
The Palestinians and the Iranians have formidable diplomatic resources at their disposal. Both the Palestinians and
Last Friday, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution condemning
Then on Wednesday, Muhammad elBaradei, the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency's virulently anti-Israel Chairman announced a deal has been reached between Iran and the US, Russia and France regarding Iran's nuclear program. The deal -- which the parties initialized in
According to news reports of the accord, the
Until Wednesday, in accordance with three binding UN Security Council resolutions, the
And that isn't all. According to Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, by agreeing to enrich
Jack Wakeland, an engineer employed in the nuclear power industry expanded on Ignatius's revelation at The Intellectual Activist Website. Wakeland explained that the metallic fuel
For their part, the Iranians haven't wasted a moment pushing the diplomatic envelop still further. As the Americans, French and Russians were offering them more than they could have ever imagined possible - including the prospect of
On Tuesday, Abdolfazl Zohrehvand, who serves as an advisor to
Then on Thursday
And the Americans will no doubt be willing to concede still more. After all, now President Barack Obama can brag that he has an historic, Nobel Peace Prize-worthy deal with
Unlike the Palestinians and the Iranians,
The EU, with its member nations' own anti-Jewish baggage, a burgeoning and radicalized Muslim minority, and an addiction to Arab oil cannot be expected to stand with
Western NGOs are largely funded by anti-Israel governments and leftist philanthropists and so use their resources to advance the causes of
Under the Obama administration, the
In the current climate,
On the public diplomacy front, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, his cabinet ministers and the Foreign Ministry should use every opportunity to discredit the latest deal with
As for the Palestinians' diplomatic triumph with the risible Goldstone report and its attendant UNHRC resolution,
That would be a wrong move for several reasons. First of all, Goldstone is in no position to negotiate. Once he submitted his libelous report to the UNHRC, Goldstone's writ of authority was a thing of the past. Even if Goldstone now wants to get
Beyond that, any investigation
In response to the UNHRC resolution and the Goldstone report itself, the government announced this week that it will seek changes in international law to strengthen the ability of democracies to fight against terrorism. This move is also deeply misguided. The fact of the matter is that
Moreover, by ignoring the fact that the problem is not with the law itself but rather with the distortion of international law by hostile actors for political gain, the government failed to recognize that even if it succeeds in changing the law, in all likelihood the new law will be similarly distorted by its enemies to advance their political war against Israel.
For that matter the government's very announcement that it wishes to change international law will be pounced upon by its enemies as proof that it broke the law.
Caroline B. Glick is the senior Middle East Fellow at the Center for Security Policy in
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