1. 3

    Juan Cole vandaag over Olmert in de VS dan:

    Olmert’s predecessor was trying openly to goad the United States into a war with Iran. Most of the time you can’t listen to Israeli hawks about Middle East policy. They are like carpenters with a hammer to whom every problem looks like a nail. Every political issue looks to them like a good little war would solve it. They don’t seem to be able to notice that nearly 60 years of such war-at-the-drop-of-a-hat has not gotten them anywhere in the region and if anything, as Bashar al-Asad said last summer, every generation of Arabs hates them more. The hawks don’t fear the hatred of the masses because they only understand tanks, not asymmetrical or geopolitical struggles. And that is where we came in.

  2. 4

    “Netanyahu: Ahmadinejad is preparing another Holocaust”

    Goh, zou ’t heus? Volgens Ahmadinejad zal ’t trouwens pas de eerste zijn.

    Most of the time you can’t listen to Israeli hawks about Middle East policy.

    Dat is altijd nog vaker dan wanneer je naar Amerikaanse havikken over dat beleid zou moeten luisteren.

  3. 6

    Oost-Jeruzalem en Westbank inderdaad, dat is het nieuwe doel. Hij was overigens ook falikant tegen de Israelische terugtrekking uit Libanon en de Gaza.