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Netanyahu Sees Strike on Iran’s Nukes as Worth the Risk

March 27 (Bloomberg) -- A couple of years ago, Vice President Joe Biden, on a visit to Israel, offered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a piece of advice. He shared something his father often said: “There’s no sense dying on a small cross.”

Few American politicians would think it wise to invoke crucifixion in a conversation with the leader of the Jewish state (though the Jerusalem setting was apt), and fewer still would get away with it. But Netanyahu, who considers Biden his closest friend in the Obama administration, laughed. What he didn’t do was take the advice in the way it was intended.