Yet another effort by Israeli rightwingers to affect the U.S. political discourse. This is a press release from Ronn Torossian, a New York pr guy who represents ultra-Zionists and settlers:
SENIOR MEMBER OF ISRAELI LIKUD PARTY, DEPUTY SPEAKER OF KNESSET DANNY DANON AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW
Danny Danon, Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, a Knesset member of the ruling Likud Party, and a Knesset member is available for interview on Iran & Israel. He will be in the US from September 6-13 for meetings with American politicians, journalists and others.
…He will be in Dallas September 6, NY September 7-9, Washington DC September 10-11, and NYC Sept. 12 & 13.
Danon is known as one of Israel’s foremost spokespersons, and has released a new book, “Israel: The Will to Prevail” [notice that the cover image of the book has the American and Israeli flags on it] which is harshly critical of President Obama.
Danon says: “We see a lot of talk, a lot of declarations from Washington, but no leadership. These sanctions are too little, too late. If anything, the words from Washington have emboldened Iran to accelerate its engine of development for getting bombs. Israel can only rely on itself for protection… We love the United States , but it is a big country and can possibly tolerate the idea of a nuclear armed Iran . We are small, we cannot afford to make a mistake, the crucial decisions for our survival are up to us. If Iran got nuclear weapons, it would be very difficult for Israel to survive.”
He can also discuss what happens if the Palestinians unilaterally seek statehood. Danon asks: “why do we always need to react to Palestinian initiatives by begging for mercy? We need to say clearly that if they want to start a one-sided process, we’ll answer them in their own language. They want to drag us into responding, but we need to lead.”