Friday, February 4, 2011

"Jews Should Not Rely On Pharaohs"

Leon Wieseltier's prose deserves to be set to music -- plus, as he methodically analyzes the consequences for Israel of the revolution in Egypt, he's right:
What Netanyahu has offered his country is a complacent immobilism, now followed by a mild panic. So with our eyes wide open, it is important to assert that Israel’s vision of its future cannot be premised upon an eternity of Arab authoritarianism and an eternity of Palestinian statelessness. Such a vision is wrong, and it will not work. It is painful, for someone who admires the Jewish state for its democratic character, to see it emerge as an enemy of democratization. Jews should not rely on Pharaohs.
Photo: Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu

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