Jim Is Engaged in Wishful Thinking. The Israelis Delayed the Exercise.

Jim Lobe’s suggestion the other day that the postponement of the joint maneuvers between Israel and the US might indicate “some serious distancing by the Obama administration from Israel’s provocations and possibly some serious interest in engagement with Iran” may unfortunately be premature and overly optimistic.

According to US military sources cited by Laura Rozen of Yahoo News, it was Israel, not the US that, that requested the postponement of the largest joint exercises in the history of the two countries. Continue Reading