Mr Biden said in a CNN interview today, he did not believe the newly installed Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, would take such a step. (Then you don’t know the Jews, Joey) Even so, his comment underscored a gap between the conservative new Israeli Government and the Obama White House on a series of questions, including the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Iran.

Although the Obama Administration has made a series of recent overtures to Iran, the Israelis have grown more confrontational out of concern that the Islamic republic’s increasing nuclear know-how could one day become a greater threat. (Of course they are, they know Obama is a Muslim)

Mr Netanyahu signalled several times during his election campaign that he would not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran. “I promise that if I am elected, Iran will not acquire nuclear arms,” he said in one appearance, “and this implies everything necessary to carry this out.” BRISBANE TIMES

(And we know from history that Israel does what it says it will do)