With negotiations about to start next month between Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany, this is hardly the moment to roil the atmosphere with saber-rattling talk.
It is not just Chabad that has changed so dramatically over the past 16 years. I have changed as well. My love for Chabad is just as deep, but I am past my infatuation. I see flaws that need to be corrected.
The American proposal for Israel-Palestinian relations offers Israel an opportunity to show that it too is committed to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and to advancing peace and security in the region.
Israel's inability to stay out of the news for long is due not merely to hawkish administrations or a near-impossible region. The lack of strategic leadership is also the product of a broken political system.