Israel's Long Arm
Israel threatens the region and beyond.
by Stephen Lendman
Right wing extremism defines it. So does institutionalized persecution. More on both below.
On December 27, Netanyahu addressed an air force pilot graduation ceremony. He threatened Iran and Syria.
He said Israel's "long arm" will strike forcefully. He considers himself above the law. He'll violate international and Israeli law at his discretion. He knows he can do it with impunity.
"We can all see what is happening in Syria," he said. He lied. He accused Assad of killing civilians. He'll "stop at nothing," he added. He'll even use weapons "banned by international standards."- Advertisement -
"Israel is following developments in Syria, and will do whatever it takes to defend itself against any threat," he continued.
Israel's only threats are ones it invents. Syria sought rapprochement for years. Netanyahu and previous governments spurned it. Conflict is prioritized over peace, reconciliation, and stability.