Israeli PM Trying to Sell Public on War
by Jason Ditz, March 15, 2012
“Gaza is Iran,” Netanyahu declared, though oddly the faction with which Iran is on relatively good terms, Hamas, did not participate in the rocket fire. The comments, however nonsensical, point to a preoccupation with couching everything as a prelude to this war.
And it’s a war that the Likud leader is desperate to sell the Israeli public on. Recent polls have shown considerable resistance to an Israeli attack on Iran among Israeli voters, and while most seem eager for the US to start such a war the Netanyahu government seems more interested in starting the war first, and just getting the US sucked into it through sheer momentum