On Not Angering the Obama Administration

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Dov Weissglass, Ariel Sharon's chief adviser, demanding that Israel pay attention to the crucial matter of Iran, and stop with all the settlement nonsense (via Didi Remez):

When running a country, a government must distinguish between the main issue and the secondary issues, between the important and the less important. The current US administration never downplayed, from the moment of its establishment, its intent to reexamine subjects that for many years had been perceived as fundamental values in US domestic and foreign policy. It does this both in domestic American matters as well as matters of foreign policy and regional and international security.

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