Welcome to the Summer 2012 Please-Don’t-Bomb-Iran Tour, starring the Obama Administration, now on stage in Jerusalem.
Last week, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns came to Israel to top-level consultations. The President’s national security adviser, Tom Donilon, also dropped by for a visit. Hillary Clinton is scheduled to arrive in Israel about now. More visits from senior Administration officials are scheduled for later this month. The number of top American officials visiting Jerusalem is outmatched only by the number of American warships already in the Persian Gulf, or heading there now.
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International law enforcement agencies have broken-up yet another alleged plot against an Israeli target, arresting an apparent Hezbollah operative in Cyprus who was there to identify suitable targets for terrorist attacks. According to press reports, the operative was particularly interested in Israeli airliners. As Amos Harel reports in Haaretz this morning (I’m on a brief trip to the perfidious Zionist entity, where much of the talk is aboutf the flood of American officials coming to assure the Israeli government that they’ve got the Iran situation under control), attacking an Israeli airliner is an ambitious idea, and one that would undoubtedly trigger a wider conflict.
Protecting Israel’s air traffic is high priority for the Shin Bet security service, right up there with protecting Israeli embassies abroad. Thus, had Hezbollah actually attacked a plane successfully, this would have been tantamount to declaring war.