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Get Israel, Tzipi

Israeli soldiers celebrating the last constructive thing their nation will ever do, 1967.

Israeli soldiers celebrating the last constructive thing their nation will ever do, 1967.

Snarky Matt Yglesias pwnz Tzipi Livni:

Israeli Foreign Minister and likely Prime Minister Tzipi Livni wastes no time in offering a warning shot to Barack Obama, claiming that opening a dialogue with Iran would signal “weakness.”

To my mind what would signal weakness would be to reverse a major, high-profile campaign pledge that was attacked and defended in both the primary and general elections in response to a foreign politician’s statements and implicit threats of domestic political consequences. Meanwhile, with Obama securing nearly eighty percent of the Jewish vote, and new progressive Israel lobby J-Street helping power pro-peace members of congress to victory, Obama has every reason to think he can afford politically to follow through on his agenda. This is one of those issues where bold measures can be effectively married to bipartisan gestures in order to bring about lasting change.

I think Israeli politicians, who haven’t done squat since 1948, and Palestinian politicians, who haven’t done anything, ever, should SHUT UP AND STOP KILLING EACH OTHER. The Iranian mullahs should also consider not trying to destroy the world and maybe adhering to basic standards of human rights. It’s all pretty easy to do, guys, c’mon.

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