Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Two Interesting Atlantic Articles Relating to Israel

Fidel Castro to Ahmadinejad: 'Stop Slandering the Jews'

"Castro's message to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, was
not so abstract, however. Over the course of this first, five-hour
discussion, Castro repeatedly returned to his excoriation of
anti-Semitism. He criticized Ahmadinejad for denying the Holocaust and
explained why the Iranian government would better serve the cause of
peace by acknowledging the "unique" history of anti-Semitism and
trying to understand why Israelis fear for their existence."

Castro's self-reinvention is kind of hilarious, but the article is
really interesting. An interesting followup is here:
in which Castro admits that the statist Cuban system of government is
far too statist to be functional anymore, even for Cuba. And he visits
a dolphin show, run by a nuclear physicist and Che Guevara's daughter.

A sobering and nuanced look at the circumstances affecting any sort of
preventive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, from an Iranian,
Israeli and American perspective.

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