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Daybreak: Aid to Lebanon Threatened

Plus Barak and Bibi compete with commissions, and more in the news

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• Powerful U.S. lawmakers appear serious about halting further military aid to Lebanon in the wake of last week’s border skirmish. [WSJ]

• U.S. envoy George Mitchell is in the region to push talks. For a day. [JPost]

• Lebanon is preparing to accuse 150 people of spying for Israel and to present its case to the U.N. Security Council. [JPost]

• Israeli worries nixed the U.S. sale of a long-range missile system and certain other military toys to Saudi Arabia, though F-15 fighter planes will still change hands. [Ynet]

• In his testimony before the Turkel Commission, Defense Minister Ehud Barak demonstrated a heroic level of knowledge of the details of the military’s flotilla operation. [Haaretz]

• After U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon raised the possibility of involving the IDF in the brokered flotilla probe, Prime Minister Netanyahu threatened to back Israel out. [Arutz Sheva]

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The recent WSJ article by Elliot Abrams about “The enemy of my enemy” was excellent but self-defeating.

The Arab states want Israel to bomb Iran’s nuclear program into dust. But once the dust settles after Israel does the dirty and dangerous work for the Arabs they will revert to their old ways of hating Israel and supporting the terrorist organizations.

The Arab nations are terrorized by a nuclear Iran but not the least bit frightened by a nuclear Israel. They’re not afraid of Israel and they should be if Israel can ever make peace with them. Would Israel be the first to use the N bomb? No. Will Israel ever be destroyed because she didn’t use the N bomb? Yes and that is her weakness.

Stop playing nice.

Bill Levy
zev57@aol.com

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Daybreak: Aid to Lebanon Threatened

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