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    • Realist
    • 05.11.10 | 13:30 (IST)

    Gideon Levy admits that a military self-defence operation by Israel would delay the Iranian bomb "by several years". On the other hand, giving the Iranian Revolutionary Guard the chance to fire missiles from Judea and Samaria as well as Gaza and Lebanon, would all but guarantee the disappearance of Israel within the same number of years. It is no surprise that Gideon Levy prefers the second scenario which he calls "peace". That is all the more reason why Prime Minister Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Lieberman will have little choice but to seriously consider the first option. Gideon Levy's claim that the Iranian people is united in support of the election-stealing Dictatorship is the opposite of the truth. The opposition won the support of the majority of the Iranian people in last year's presidential election and since then has been held down only by force. A successful self defence operation by Israel against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard would make it possible for the Iranian people to regain sovereignty in their own country and reestablish normal relations with Israel in their own interest. This is the only way to real peace in the world.

    from the article: Bombing Iran will strengthen it; only peace will weaken Iran
    First published 01:36 05.11.10 | Last updated 01:36 05.11.10
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