Monday, May 4, 2009

J.Post May 4: Don't Worry About Iran, Says J Street


Sir, - Jeremy Ben-Ami's capacity for unmitigated hutzpa seems to far exceed his ability to think logically. He does not permit himself to be confused by the facts.

Obsessed by the need for a Palestinian state, he insists on offering this as a panacea for every problem relating to the Arab-Israel conflict. His gross naivete affects his judgment of the rabid Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, leaving him unconvinced of Iranian malice toward Israel, and of the very real threat to world stability.

'Iran has been an Islamic republic for 30 years, yet there's been no indication that it intends to invade a nation,' he argues myopically.

After my valiant effort to understand Ben-Ami's responses to his able interviewer, I suggest he changes the name of his organization to Sesame Street.

ZEV CHAMUDOT
Petach Tikva

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