Israel: Netanyahu threatens war on Iran, spurns “two-state solution” By Bill Van Auken

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By Bill Van Auken
http://www.wsws.org
2 April 2009

Sworn in Tuesday as prime minister in the most right-wing government in Israel’s history, Benjamin Netanyahu threatened a military strike against Iran and signaled a break with the so-called “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict backed by Washington.

Netanyahu took office at the head of a fractious coalition after weeks of political horse-trading. The February 10 election in Israel gave Netanyahu’s Likud party one less seat in the Knesset than the Kadima party of outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Tzipi Livni, the former foreign minister and the party’s candidate. Nonetheless, Netanyahu was tapped to form the government because Likud and other parties on the right of the Israeli political spectrum dominate the Knesset.

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The Atlantic, the PresCon and Kremlinology—Did Bibi really say that? By Ron Kampeas

Netanyahu to Obama: Stop Iran—Or I Will by Jeffrey Goldberg

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The Atlantic, the PresCon and Kremlinology—Did Bibi really say that? By Ron Kampeas

Dandelion Salad

By Ron Kampeas
JTA
April 1, 2009

In our little self-obsessed community of Jews watching the Middle East, reading the “Daily Alert,” published by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, is what passes for Kremlinology.

It purports to be a roundup of news and opinion in the Middle East, but it misses the point often enough, that you have to wonder what the thinking is; the opinions it selected strongly backed the Bush administration’s Iraq adventure, yet it never, as far as I can recall, linked to any of the the flurry of stories in early 2004 that once and for all buried the notion of Saddam holding weapons of mass destruction. Kremlinology: In PresCon world, the weapons are still there.

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Goldberg’s headline  — “Netanyahu to Obama: Stop Iran — or I will” — as well as his lede just don’t stand up. I come out of a wire service tradition and I need to see the quote backing up the lede, pronto, and not only does it not appear high-up, it just never appears.

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Israel: Netanyahu threatens war on Iran, spurns “two-state solution” By Bill Van Auken

Netanyahu to Obama: Stop Iran—Or I Will by Jeffrey Goldberg

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Netanyahu to Obama: Stop Iran—Or I Will by Jeffrey Goldberg

Dandelion Salad

by Jeffrey Goldberg
http://www.theatlantic.com
An Atlantic exclusive
March 31, 2009

The message from Israel’s new prime minister is stark: if the Obama administration doesn’t prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons, Israel may be forced to attack.

In an interview conducted shortly before he was sworn in today as prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu laid down a challenge for Barack Obama. The American president, he said, must stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons—and quickly—or an imperiled Israel may be forced to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities itself.

“The Obama presidency has two great missions: fixing the economy, and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu told me. He said the Iranian nuclear challenge represents a “hinge of history” and added that “Western civilization” will have failed if Iran is allowed to develop nuclear weapons.

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Israel: Netanyahu threatens war on Iran, spurns “two-state solution” By Bill Van Auken

The Atlantic, the PresCon and Kremlinology—Did Bibi really say that? By Ron Kampeas

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