NY Times: Netanyahu: Iran = Amalek
Netanyahu Sees Iran as Amalek, Advisor Says
by Gil Ronen
(IsraelNN.com) An advisor to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has compared Netanyahu's attitude towards Iran to the traditional Jewish view of Amalek, the ultimate enemy which must be destroyed.
Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg, writing in the New York Times Op-Ed section Saturday, said that Netanyahu is not bluffing with regard to the possibility of Israel attacking Iran. "His preoccupation with the Iranian nuclear program seems sincere and deeply felt," Goldberg writes. "I recently asked one of his advisers to gauge for me the depth of Mr. Netanyahu’s anxiety about Iran. His answer: 'Think Amalek.'"
While Netanyahu is a non-observant Jew, the evocation of Amalek by an aide to could be a hint that some religious feeling is nonetheless coloring the Israeli government's view of the Iranian threat.
Here's a link to the op-ed piece.
While I don't know if Iran itself is Amalek, their government is sure acting like it. If Iran is Amalek, then Ahmedinejad ימ"ש is Haman, a descendant of Amalek. I just hope that Netanyahu understands the need to destroy Amalek does not require giving nationhood to a non-nation. Let's hope the pressure from Obama will be withstood. Only by withstanding such pressure will there be peace in the region במהרה בימינו.