A deafening Israeli silence
John Lyons; 3/10/09
Something extraordinary is happening in Israel’s approach to Iran, its most bitter enemy: silence. Over the past year, it was almost impossible to hear an Israeli politician speak without Iran being mentioned. It has been Israel’s main message to the world – Iran is a threat to our existence from the moment it gains a nuclear weapon. Now, since the beginning of this week, try getting an Israeli politician or official to say the word “Iran” – journalists who call Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for comments about the developments in Tehran’s nuclear program will be met with a firm “no comment”. So what’s happened?