As voters in the United States head to the polls, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a blunt reminder of what awaits the next president in the Middle East.
Faced with re-election himself in January, Netanyahu was asked by Israel’s Channel 2 about Iran’s progress toward a nuclear weapon. “I am of course ready to press the button if necessary,” he replied. “If there's no other way, Israel is ready to act.”
Netanyahu has repeatedly threatened that Israel might strike Iran on its own, rhetoric likely aimed at the Obama Administration, which has favored continued sanctions. On the same program, Ehud Olmert, a potential rival for prime minister, had this to say about Netanyahu’s heated language aimed at Obama: “And if we need something, who would we ask? The person who we're doing everything to prevent from becoming the president of the United States?”
TODAY IN SLATE
False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
Scotland Votes to Remain in U.K.
There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
Can Democrats Keep Counting on Republicans to Offend Women as a Campaign Strategy?
Sometimes Women Do Make Fake Rape Allegations
And we need to treat that as a serious problem.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.