Israel’s Insane Plot to Bomb Iran

Abir Sultan / Landov

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the opening of the winter session of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, Israel, 31 October 2011.

The world was ablaze this week with the news that Israel’s government is moving closer to an attack on Iran. The mere fact that a dangerous preemptive attack is being discussed so openly—and that a majority of the public supports it—means that Israel’s leadership has gone mad, writes Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy. “The Iranian lunacy has yet to be proven; in Israel, it is already as plain as day.” No logic can explain the drumbeat for war when the danger of a strike by Iran is zero and an aggressive move would have horrific consequences. The only explanation is fear: “The men's men who are threatening Iran now are the real cowards' cowards.”