Who’da thunk it? But Ahmadinejad and company, plus the reaction to the Danish cartoons, plus, plus, have Europe and Israel thinking the unthinkable. In fact more than just thinking, according to the WSJ:
Under the radar, Israel has deepened its relationship with NATO over the past year after Jaap de Hoop Scheffer’s first visit by a NATO secretary general to Israel last February. It participated in three military exercises in 2005 and has provided valuable intelligence to Operation Active Endeavor, the aim of which is to block delivery of missiles and weapons of mass destruction to terrorist-supporting countries such as Iran, Syria and North Korea. This year, Israel will increase its participation in the operation and place a liaison officer at NATO’s naval headquarters in Naples, Italy.