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Put Palestine First

HAIFA – Not long ago, a Dutch journalist interviewed me about the Iranian nuclear question. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has allegedly banned politicians from giving interviews on the subject, so the journalist had no choice but to seek other candidates, perhaps more “intellectual,” but with no authoritative information to offer.

The journalist asked me, first, if I thought that Israel would launch an attack against Iran’s nuclear plants; second, if I thought that it would be worth destroying Iran’s nuclear-research program to prevent the regime from producing an atomic bomb; and, third, if I thought that Iran might deploy a nuclear bomb against Israel.

To each question, I replied that I didn’t know.

He then asked whether I thought that Israel would consider the West’s sanctions against Iran a sufficient deterrent. Once again, I said that I didn’t know. At this stage, the journalist, showing signs of despair, asked me what I did know.