The great divide

From his place on the podium at AIPAC’s annual policy conference last week, Benjamin Netanyahu surveyed the Middle East.

“On the one side stands Israel, animated by the values we cherish,” said the Israeli prime minister. And on the other side are Iran, Bashar al-Assad, and Hezbollah—“the forces of terror .  .  . steeped in blood and savagery.” There’s a “moral divide,” said Netanyahu, “that separates Israel from its enemies.”