Category Iran

THE POLITICS OF ISRAEL’S ‘EXISTENTIAL THREATS’

Moshe Ya’alon, then-Israeli defence minister (February 2016): Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon told defense officials attending the Munich global security conference this weekend that Iran is the ‘biggest generator of terrorism in the world’, and saying that the recently implemented nuclear deal with Iran posed an ‘existential threat’ to Israel. Moshe Ya’alon, now out of […]

HOW TO TELL A REAL PEACE PROCESS, FROM A FAKE

When Israel, in perpetual hunt for a pretext to justify its rejectionism, insists that Palestinians recognise its ‘right to exist as a Jewish state’ before it will end the occupation, the US adopts the demand as a core issue for resolving the conflict.[*] When Israel tries a similar trick with negotiations the US actually cares about, the response is rather different: [T]his is an agreement that is only […]

THAT PHONE CALL

‘CRIPPLING SANCTIONS’

– Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014), p. 441; via Jackson Lears, ‘We came, we saw, he died‘, London Review of Books 37.3 (Feb 2015).