Monday, August 24, 2015

Is the Iran Agreement as Terrible as Netanyahu Says?

From The Forward:
Netanyahu has ordered every level of Israeli officialdom to muzzle any discussion of the deal’s possible upsides. Central to his strategy is his insistence that the deal is an unmitigated catastrophe. Orders are to depict it as so ruinous that no outcome is acceptable short of its absolute defeat.

The prime minister and his allies insist Israel is united behind his unequivocal rejection of the deal. The cowering silence of the political opposition has helped him nurture the myth. But it’s a myth.

Now comes word that his intelligence community is defying the gag order and telling him otherwise. (J. J. Goldburg, The Game-Changing Iran Report That Bibi Fears, The Forward, August 21, 2015.)

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