Silence the diplomatic clock
December 15, 2023
(JNS) — Former Prime Minister Golda Meir once said, “I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.”
Never has this been truer than in Israel’s current war to destroy Hamas.
For many years, a figurative diplomatic clock was set for Israel every time it launched a defensive military operation.
This clock is not brought out for any other conflict in the world. It simply does not exist except in the imagination of Israel’s foreign interlocutors, who try to burn it into the psyches of the Jewish state’s decision-makers.
As a result, the clock has become an ever-present part of Isr...