Uri Avnery a peace-loving Israeli

says, "Israel will not attack Iran. Period."EVERYBODY KNOWS the scene from school: a small boy quarrels with a bigger boy. Hold me back! he shouts to his comrades, Before I break his bones!Our government seems to be behaving in this way. Every day, via all channels, it shouts that it is going, any minute now, to break the bones of Iran."And tells us why. Let's hope he's right. Here.

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages.

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