Niall Ferguson on Israel

No Laughing in Jerusalem
Newsweek/The Daily Beast
June 25, 2012
Commentary by: Niall Ferguson, member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Israel

“[T]he situation of Israel today is no laughing matter. The phrase ‘Arab Spring’ is now considered something of a joke as people nervously await the latest developments in neighboring Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood is poised to take power. The Israeli government is convinced the Iranian government is merely playing for time in the negotiations over its nuclear-arms program and that the timeline to an Iranian nuke is measurable in months.”

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