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News That Makes an Israeli Strike on Iran More Likely

From our friend and advisor over at the Atlantic, J. Goldberg, a link to analysis by Haaretz’s Yossi Melman, who blames Russian intervention for the collapse of sanctions, thrusting Israel into a wholly disconcerting either/or scenario: Because there is great … Read More

By / September 25, 2008

From our friend and advisor over at the Atlantic, J. Goldberg, a link to analysis by Haaretz’s Yossi Melman, who blames Russian intervention for the collapse of sanctions, thrusting Israel into a wholly disconcerting either/or scenario:

Because there is great doubt if the new U.S. presidential administration, whether Republican or Democrat, will okay a military strike against Iran, Israel – which is itself in a deep political crisis – faces a huge dilemma. Should it launch a military strike, limited as it may be, on Iran’s nuclear facilities in order to set its nuclear program back a few years and risk Iranian retribution; or should Israel accept that its era of nuclear monopoly in the Middle East has ended, and assume a new role as passive witness to a regional nuclear arms race

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