Middle East Politics

Marco Grob for TIME

Richard Stengel's portrait of Benjamin Netanyahu is thought-provoking [Bibi's Choice, May 28]. Yet since one of Netanyahu's basic principles is to trust no one to speak truthfully, can we trust his word?
Carole C. Burnett, SILVER SPRING, MD., U.S.

The underlying premise of Stengel's piece is fatally flawed. If the Iranian regime continues pursuit of nuclear weapons, there will be war; if the Palestinians discontinue adamant rejection of any Middle Eastern sovereign Jewish state, there will be peace. There is very little that "King Bibi" can do to affect either move....

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