Another week of global attempts to delegitimize even the most passive enforcement of Israeli self-defense, and so another week of discussing that – as opposed to domestic politics or the World Cup or puppies – on One Jerusalem Radio’s TOCS. I’ll probably actually do the McChrystal thing during today’s intro, though mostly because I just learned that Obama’s embrace of Petreus is supposed to show what a good judge of character he is. Strictly from a “can the Democrats really get away with saying and doing anything,” that narrative is interesting.
Also in the queue for this evening: the threats from US ally Lebanon to start a war if their planned flotilla provocation proves provacative, the unblinkingly stupid incoherence of Obama’s new aid to the Gaza, the IDF’s loosened Gaza restrictions and how they’ll exacerbate future conflicts – and underneath everything, how whatever Hamas does is always Israel’s fault.
Israel’s intrinsic culpability, of course, is why the Greeks and Turks and Malaysians are condemning Israel while the Palestinians have their kids singing about the glories of mass murder and suicide:
As always you can tune in live at 6:30pm either by going to the main show page or by visiting the page for tonight’s episode. The chatroom and switchboard will both be open, which brings us to your official blurb:
Omri overviews the new diplomatic reality in the Middle East, wherein Israel must not only allow itself to be attacked by its genocidal enemies, but the Jewish State is expected to supply its opponents with the opportunities and means to do so. Forward defense, active defense, and passive defense have all come under withering international indictment, and even the usual excuse – that Israeli occupation is the source of the problem – has been abandoned in favor of simple, incoherent, screaming about fabricated Israeli atrocities. With flotillas from Arab and Muslim countries again preparing to stream into Gaza, their intention being to establish an Iranian port on Israel’s border, these issues are now more rather than less likely to lead to war.
All kicking off in just a few minutes…
* Obama on Petraeus: A tale of two videos [Hot Air]
* Lebanon to UN: Israel will suffer consequences if our ships are attacked [Ha'aretz]
* Obama Meets Abbas: And Shows He Understands Neither Hamas Nor Israel, Neither the Middle East Nor Islamism [Rubin Report]
* IDF draws up new Gaza war doctrine [JPost]
* Mubarak: Israel is ‘shirking’ Gaza responsibilities [JPost]
* New hit song for Palestinian children: When we die as martyrs [Ha'aretz]
* Flotilla Open Season [One Jerusalem Radio's TOCS]