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Israel’s Netanyahu Jumps Shark with “Iran-Lausanne-Yemen” Axis Barb


Israel’s Netanyahu Jumps Shark with “Iran-Lausanne-Yemen” Axis Barb

Juan Cole

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, no longer allowed to sit at the adult table because of his past food fights, has been reduced, as Haaretz observed, to whining from the sidelines. Now he is complaining about an “Iran-Lausanne-Yemen” axis.


A link to that Haaretz article would have been nice.

a demand that is completely unrealistic short of a US invasion and occupation of that country (which is 2.5 times as populous as Iraq and much bigger geographically).

To the MIC, this fact just means that they can sell more weapons for Iran than they did for Iraq.

Netanyahu desperately wants to take the world’s eyes off the creeping Israeli colonization and annexation of Palestinian property in the West Bank.

Really? Israeli leadership has never shown any regard for world opinion whatsoever. As long as it has the US on a leash, it never will.

Again, we have an article crowing about Netanyahu’s loss of status and prestige and yet there is no sign whatsoever that this bastard’s influence has diminished in the US.

Apparently, some zionists in the US are concerned about Netanyahu’s image. PBS - AIPAC’s own private network - is rerunning the suck-up piece Israel: The Royal Tour again next month.



We on the left need to use every opportunity to delegatimate Israel. A very simple rhetorical device would be to say in all references, “the apartheid state of Israel.” Let’s call a Spade a Spade.


Domestic Politics 101: When things aren’t going well at home turn people’s attention abroad.


The term ‘delegitimize’ is frequently used by defenders of Israel as part of a defense against those who say Israel has no right to exist. The whole right to exist argument is nonsense (what state exists or doesn’t because of a right to exist?), but they raise it frequently. They also say BDS ‘delegitimizes’ Israel.

I’m not dissing your suggestion. Israel is an apartheid state and that should be stated frequently and often, but using “deligatimate” will just cause a knee-jerk reaction on the part of Israel’s supporters.


You were kind not to mention Tammon’s atrocious spelling… proof of one who’s read little but shoots off opinions, regardless.


Character string recognition and recall is a knack.

When I was a teacher, some of the smartest students I had were not good spellers while some of the best spellers couldn’t do well at anything else.

Trying to draw conclusions about people based on their spelling is silly.



Let’s make that “the apartheid state of Israel, where an Arab judge presided over the recent Knesset elections.”