When the President of the United States repeatedly says heâ€™s got your back, and in precisely those words, what more can you ask for?
Yet as I read Obamaâ€™s interview with Jeff Goldberg in The Atlantic, then his speech to the AIPAC convention, and finally reports of his meeting with Netanyahu, I felt increasingly uneasy. True, Obama went farther than he ever has in reassuring Israel of his commitment to stopping a nuclear Iran. He explicitly mentioned the military option. He upheld Israelâ€™s right to defend itself. He articulated the reasons why a nuclear Iran would be disastrousâ€”from an accelerated nuclear arms race in the Middle East to the threat of a nuclear suitcase in the hands of terrorists. He affirmed, in other words, what we in Israel have been warning about for years.
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