What many of us fear is that Israel will so antagonize the rest of the world with its occupation mess that it will eventually bring about an attack that will destroy it.Â The threat from weapons of mass destruction will scarcely be ended off by an attack on Iran, which — were it to attack Israel — would be guaranteeing its own mass destruction.
In my firm view it is essential for Israel (and the U.S. if it ever gets its act back together)Â to go full speed ahead into peace-making while there is still time.
We are all potentially only one shipping case or rocket away from the worst of things.Â This is no time for incredibly stupid culture warfare!
“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)
Ed KentÂ 718-951-5324 (voice mail only) [blind copies]