Why Israel's Netanyahu Is So Desperate to Prevent Peace with Iran
The distinguished professor lays bare Israel's motives
Chomsky, Noam; Goodman, Amy; Mate, Aaronhttp://www.alternet.org/world/noam-chomsky-why-israels-netanyahu-so-desperate-prevent-peace-iran
Date Written: 02/03/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX17377
For both Prime Minister Netanyahu and the hawks in Congress, the primary goal is to undermine any potential negotiation that might settle whatever issue there is with Iran, says Noam Chomsky.
the primary goal is to undermine any potential negotiation that might settle whatever issue there is with Iran. They have a common interest in ensuring that there is no regional force that can serve as any kind of deterrent to Israeli and U.S. violence, the major violence in the region.
the striking aspect of this is the chutzpah involved. I mean, Israel has had nuclear weapons for probably 50 years or 40 years. They have, estimates are, maybe 100, 200 nuclear weapons. And they are an aggressive state. Israel has invaded Lebanon five times. Its carrying out an illegal occupation that carries out brutal attacks like Gaza last summer. And they have nuclear weapons.