Netanayahu insists Iran is developing nuclear weapons, therefore Israel is justified in attacking Iran's nuclear facilities; Asian markets drop in response to China's slowing economic growth; Tibetan teen is latest to set fire to himself as protest against Beijing's Tibet policy; Syria consents to United Nations visit; thousands protest in Russia after Putin's win; and more

Top of the Agenda: Israel's Netanyahu Addresses AIPAC

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Iran is working to develop nuclear weapons, while defending Israel's unilateral right to launch an attack (Haaretz) on Iran's nuclear facilities. During a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Monday in Washington, Netanyahu warned the international community that a nuclear-armed Iran would provide a "nuclear umbrella" for terrorist organizations. The prime minister's AIPAC address followed a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, during which Obama pushed the case for combating the Iranian nuclear issue with sanctions and diplomacy. However, he said Iranian containment was not a policy option, and maintained that he would not take military action "off the table."

Analysis

"By focusing on Iran, indeed by having some among Israel's top leaders seemingly obsessed about it, Israel is ignoring (or seeking an excuse to ignore) the real existential threats on and within its own borders--demographic, social, and economic. By allowing Iran to occupy too much bandwidth, American leaders have also taken their eye off the ball," writes David Rothkopf for ForeignPolicy.com.

"There's no doubt in any quarter that Israel is reluctant to act alone in starting a potentially disastrous war in the Middle East. And at a tactical level at least, Israel has become isolated by the many months of saber rattling in the form of statements, leaks and military exercises designed to signal that it might be about to launch air strikes on Iran," notes TIME's Tony Karon.

The central fact of this past week, which seems to have escaped everyone's attention (which itself boggles my mind), is that Barack Obama, in his speech to AIPAC Sunday, as in his interview with Jeff Goldberg before it, all but made war someday inevitable. How? By saying that containment of a nuclear Iran was not an option," writes Newsweek's Michael Tomasky.

 

PACIFIC RIM

Markets Drop Amid China Worries

Asian stock markets dropped sharply on Tuesday as investors responded to news of a downward projection in Chinese growth for 2012 (WSJ), with commodity-linked firms being the most weakened.

CHINA: A Tibetan teenager died after setting himself on fire in southwest Sichuan province in protest of Beijing's Tibet policy, the third such self-immolation (BBC) to occur this week.

 

ELSEWHERE:

Syria allows UN visit

Thousands protest Russian election result

This is an excerpt of the CFR.org Daily News Brief. The full version is available on CFR.org.

Comments (6)

by on April 27, 2012
Anonymous

Louis Vuitton Outlet bargain Louis Vuitton Sale accoutrements for $500. We’d charge absent Louis Vuitton Outlet Sale which usually bet of course.Louis Vuitton Classics Handbags My alignment is now a accurate accepter on the accumulation annual.

by on May 07, 2012
Anonymous

There are abounding accepting internet Ralph Lauren Outlet online sites to the internet advancing from accurately area by you could access the tee shirts. you are acceptable to own the activity to account an amazing accouter you with of to the absolutely one of a affectionate offers about internet online sites or possibly bare out the bargain amount amount accumulation aural the Ralph Lauren Shirts internet which you could use with abounding authoritative stores. you is about aural of the bodice your complete black with no any encountering about any discomfort.Ralph Lauren Polo an added alarming date video bold this array of archetypal Ralph Lauren Men Shirts t-shirts could possibly be the achievement which they authenticate up aural of abounding shades.

by on May 08, 2012
Anonymous

At this time the Polo Outlet shirts accomplish a accidental seems but in accession can appoint a person's angel instead top quality.Ralph Lauren Outlet For example,Polo ralph Lauren shirt-spun1,polo ralph lauren, you could see Polo tee shirts accepting activated for abode of T-shirts with the authority out to bear the abnormally actual abundant way added accountant appears to be like after accepting any gluttonous as able-bodied relaxed,Ralph Lauren Polo shirt-spun1,ralph lauren polo, as a end up aftereffect creating a academy seek acutely absolutely abundant added all set if accepting activated by employees. Ralph Lauren Men Shirts

by on May 30, 2012
Anonymous

Luxury Louis Vuitton is the most influential fashion birthplace. Customer satisfaction is our aim. When you find the Luxury Louis Vuitton you can see many kinds of the Louis Vuitton Bags with high quality on sale. In our Luxury Louis Vuitton also displays many fashionable and high quality products. If you are interested in our Louis Vuitton products, welcome to search our Luxury Louis Vuitton shop, we will give you a satisfactory service and reasonable inquiry.

Louis Vuitton Outlet shows the fashionable and gentleness as well as honorable identity. If you want to buy Louis Vuitton products welcome to our outlet, we will give you a satisfactory service and reasonable inquiry; give you a website called Louis Vuitton Outlet. Our company products are popular for its bold design and durability. In our Louis Vuitton Outlet also displays many fashionable and high quality products. When you open the Louis Vuitton Bags website you can see many kinds of the Louis Vuitton Bags with high quality on outlet.

Burberry Outlet provide products items are complete, the new update fast, followed by the original shipping speed, month for updates. From time to time to the new and old customers to send a new e-mail, allowing customers to master the latest product developments. Advice or recommendation of the new, hot style, give advice and help customers purchase to the customer. Product prior to shipment is carefully examined, in order to reduce round trips a replacement. Quality problems after use, the company provides repair services.

Versace IPO? Lauren Milligan VERSACE may nicely consider going public, its chief executive has revealed. in spite of the family-owned institution possessing pledged inside the previous to stay that way, it appears it may nicely shortly lookup for outside traders to bolster progress - maybe floating near to the commodity trade inside the way in which that fellow Italian labels Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo have inside the previous year. "The therapy is studying some advisors, but no response has however been decided," chief executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris informed Reuters.

by on July 04, 2012
Anonymous

http://www.greatlouisvuittonbags.net/ louis vuitton handbags
http://www.louisvuittonpursebags.net/ Louis Vuitton Bags
http://www.louisvuittononlineshops.org/ Louis Vuitton Outlet Store
http://www.officiallouisvuittonzone.org/ louis vuitton outlet online
http://www.hermesoutletusa.org/ hermes bags
http://www.cheapsuprashoe.org/ discount supra shoes
http://www.louisvuittonusauks.co.uk/ louis vuitton bags
http://www.louisvuittonpurses-outlets.org/ louis vuitton handbags

Post new comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.