Monday, June 22, 2015

Questions for Oren, Jerusalem Post, Letters to the editor, June 23, 2015

Kudos to Kulanu MK Michael Oren for his op-eds in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and Foreign Policy. Finally, Israel’s point of view is being presented the way it should have been years ago. But I have two questions.

1. Why did Oren advise against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech on Capitol Hill? After all, the only way to stop President Barack Obama’s insane Iran deal was to warn Congress.

2. In his Times op-ed “Why Obama is wrong about Iran being ‘rational’ on nukes,” Oren writes: “As famed Middle East scholar Bernard Lewis once observed, ‘Mutually assured destruction’ for the Iranian regime ‘is not a deterrent – it’s an inducement.’” Why was it that he never quoted Lewis in his capacity as Israel’s ambassador to the US? Was Israel intentionally avoiding the opinion on MAD by a leading western scholar of Islam?


update June 23, 2015

Michael Oren's Ally has just arrived on my kindle.  Thank you, Maxwell