Netanyahu is a political coward, and an attack on Iran is too risky for his political survival - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    Of course, such an attack does not make any sense by itself, it will delay Iran's operations by a couple of years perhaps (which they are being delayed now anyhow due to IAEA inspections), but buy Israel an eternal suicidal enemy. In addition, Israel will suffer a backlash from the US, which no doubt will be attacked by Iran in retaliation. But I assume that what convinces Netanyahu most is his own political survival. So my expectation is that there will be no Israeli attack on Iran before the next Israeli elections.

    from the article: Israelis should be afraid of their leaders, not Iran
    First published 02:48 05.02.12 | Last updated 02:48 05.02.12
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