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Moshe Feiglin: Iran Deal Modern-Day Munich Agreement

21 Kislev, 5774
Nov. 24, ‘13

The Iranian version of the Munich Agreement was just signed in Geneva. Like Czechoslovakia in 1938, which was not party to the Western powers’ discussions that effectively brought about its demise, Israel today watches from the sidelines as its existential interest is being sacrificed by the West. Any rational person understands that we are in the midst of a process that will lead to a nuclear-armed Iran.

For years I have warned of the dangers of the erroneous strategy adopted by Israel towards the Iranian nuclear threat. I explained time and again that a strategy that dictates cooperating with and, for all practical purposes – transferring – the responsibility for dealing with the Iranian threat to the entire world is disastrous; far more serious than the erroneous strategy that led to the Yom Kippur War.

When Ahmadinijad threatened to destroy us, the world was shocked – and anticipated an Israeli response. Militarily, the task then was much simpler. Diplomatically, it would have enjoyed much more international support. But Israel’s foolish strategy won wall-to-wall support at home. Israel marched blindly forth, directly into the reality to which we awakened this morning. Perpetuation of this erroneous strategy will lead Israel to the most horrific of wars.

In response to this new Munich Agreement, we must adopt a new/old strategy: the same strategy with which Menachem Begin solved the nuclear Iraq problem. Israel must immediately announce the cessation of all ties and dialogue with the Western powers on the Iranian nuclear issue. The world must understand that this game is over. Israel cannot consider itself bound by this agreement and from this morning, assumes exclusive responsibility for dealing with Iran.


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