President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are engaged in intense maneuvering over Netanyahu’s aim of entangling the United States in an Israeli war against Iran.
The Goldberg article also reveals extreme Israeli sensitivity to any move by Obama to publicly demand that Israel desist from such a strike, reflecting the reality that the Israeli government could not go ahead with any strike without being assured of U.S. direct involvement in the war with Iran.
I asked the IPPNW member aboard the Mavi Marmora, how he, as a practicing psychiatrist, would evaluate the mental state of the Israeli leadership, he quipped that he was merely a psychotherapist, and did not deal with cases of grave psychosis.
By Jonathan Cook
Other documents, the basis of a Haaretz investigation published in 2008, concern a meeting between the head of the army, Gabi Ashkenazi, and the Shin Bet in which it was agreed to ignore a court ruling and continue carrying out executions of Palestinian leaders in the occupied territories.
ShareNEW YORK — March 9, 2010. Israeli Defense Force chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi, called “The Butcher of Gaza” by Palestinian activists and some of their supporters, spoke at a “Friends of the IDF” fundraising dinner on Tuesday. Outside New York’s well known Waldorf Astoria, protesters let Ashkenazi know how they felt about his presence. [...]Read more