Reblogged from motherjones
From an op-ed by Atlanta Jewish Times owner Andrew Adler on how Israel should deal with a nuclear Iran. Adler has apologized for the column; the Secret Service, however, is still investigating.
(In case you miss it, he’s recommending that the Israeli secret service assassinate Barack Obama on the grounds that he is injurious to their interests; that the function of a US president is to follow Israeli orders or die.)
The reason the Israelis think they are above any law or standard of behavior is because everything that they do and everything they say and everything that happens or doesn’t happen to them supports that view.
Many Israelis and their supporters not only feel this way, but are quite arrogant about defending that indefensible view. And every so often, the mask slips.