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Moshe Feiglin

The Iranians understand that Obama, Putin, and the Europeans do not really have a red line beyond which they are willing to go to war to prevent them from becoming a nuclear power. They understand that their negotiating partners are not interested in maintaining the present sanctions.

In other words, the Iranians understand that none of these world leaders will lose any sleep out of fear that their successors will have to deal with a nuclear Iran. All of them have more urgent troubles. All of them assume that the immediate threat is directed at the Jews and not at them. All of them prefer to put their faith in technological defense systems and, at any rate, the Iranian bomb is not an existential threat to their large countries, which can absorb a hit and still react by wiping Iran off the face of the earth.


The last thing that Obama and the Europeans want now is a war between Iran and its accomplices. Putin, on the other hand, does not feel threatened at all by Iran and doesn’t mind if the enemy (Iran) of his enemy (the U.S.) preserves its strength.

In effect, the name of the game for those countries negotiating with Iran is not how to stop Iran, but rather, how to allow the world to turn its back and allow it to become nuclear without disturbing Obama, the Europeans, and all the rest.

The sly Iranians understand the rules of this game. They are in a win-win situation. It is worth their while to engage in long and ineffective negotiations. They will trumpet whatever they get above-board as a major victory. And what they do not get as part of the pact, they will grab anyway – with no sanctions. Just like their accomplice, Hizballah, did in Lebanon.

Israeli citizens must understand that a nuclear Iran means a pax-Irania that will surround Israel on all sides – and a war that will dwarf all those we have endured in the past. It behooves us to remember that if the British had had a Churchill when Hitler was just starting out, the lives of 74 million people would have been saved – six million Jews among them.


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Moshe Feiglin is the former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset. He heads the Zehut Party. He is the founder of Manhigut Yehudit and Zo Artzeinu and the author of two books: "Where There Are No Men" and "War of Dreams." Feiglin served in the IDF as an officer in Combat Engineering and is a veteran of the Lebanon War. He lives in Ginot Shomron with his family.


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