This, then, is what appears to me to be Israel's current position - even as it faces an existential threat from [Iran] and a demographic collapse from within: No retreat - in fact, retrenchment - on settlements; no regrets on Gaza; an attempt to bounce the US into bombing Iran by making and wild, emotional threats to do the bombing itself.
These are not the actions, it seems to me, of a country acting rationally in its own interests or of that of its allies.
They are not the actions of an ally willing to give and take.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Is Israel Acting Irrationally?
Reflecting on his summary of Israel's actions beginning late in the Bush presidency and throughout Obama's, Andrew Sullivan sums up: