Former prime minister calls for caution on Iran and more respect for Obama at Jerusalem Post conference here.
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There was a time when “Israeli politics stopped at the Mediterranean,” Danny Ayalon, Israel’s deputy foreign minister, told the large crowd Sunday morning at the first annual Jerusalem Post conference in New York.
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Although it’s still far from clear how the uprising in Egypt is going to play out, the volatility there is already raising questions in Israel about the Jewish state’s readiness for a war on several fronts.
The optimistic view in Israel is that a wave of democracy will sweep the Middle East from Cairo to Tehran, making war in any form less likely.
The pessimists -- there are many here -- see an ascendant Islamic radicalism taking hold in Egypt and elsewhere, thus compounding the military threats facing Israel.