Noam Sheizaf and Larry Derfner are worried about the possibility that
Derfner seems to think that the only real problem is what he sees as the Israeli government's obsession with the Holocaust. This is core argument:
The powers-that-be say
It doesn't seem excessive to parse this as meaning that if an attempt is made to exterminate the Jews of Israel then they'll only have their obsession with the extermination of their European relatives to blame.
He also asks this question:
After all the doomsday weapons we've amassed, must we be so afraid, must we hold onto the Holocaust for dear life?
This doesn't indicate that he has much of an understanding about how deterrence works.
It's worth reminding those who glibly support the idea that
He goes on to say that an Israeli attack on
… cause a full-blown schism among Jews, both in
Perhaps it would. And no doubt a future Iranian nuclear attack on
Sheizaf, in his piece, argues that,
Israeli Generals have a tendency for creating mass hysteria. Defense Minister Dayan thought in 1973 that the end of
He goes ask the following question,
…if Iran is the biggest threat the Jewish people faced since Nazi Germany, why not compromise on other issues - important as those might be - and maybe help reduce this threat, isolate it, or just deal with it on more favorable terms? Why not try getting
Laudable ideas all, but bringing them up in the context of the argument about what to do about the threat of a nuclear Iran rather suggests that Sheizaf thinks that Iran's hostility to the existence of Israel is based on a vicarious sense of grievance regarding the fate of the Palestinians and the Golan Heights and that were these matters to be addressed the tide of Iranian hostility to Israel's existence might ebb.
Neither Derfner nor Seizaf offer any analysis of
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