“Can Israel trust the United States when it comes to Iran?”
— When The New Republic
reminds you that there are no stupid questions, except when you ask a stupid question.
“[Netanyahu] is so trapped within his paranoid way of seeing reality. Don’t get me wrong: there are dangers to Israel. We are surrounded by countries who are hostile to us, and until today most countries—not most, all Arab countries I can say—have not accepted our right to be here and they absolutely do not understand the deep affinity and belonging that we feel toward this country. So some of our fears are true and concrete. But Netanyahu is unable to distinguish between the real dangers and the echoes of his fears and the echoes of past traumas. This is not a leader who can change reality, who can generate a new reality. If he continues to act like this and to think like this, he can only doom us to repeat our tragedies and bring to life our worst fears.”
— Israeli novelist David Grossman’s chilling assessment of the danger Netanyahu presents for Israel. Goosebumps. h/t: Sullivan