Right, Israel's just the "Neighborhood Bully" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David
    • 04.12.07 | 03:39 (IST)

    Those of you accusing Israel of "warmongering" don't really understand what it's like to fear an existential threat. If Iran's program really is dead, then that's terrific. I have worked in the Israel lobbying community in the U.S., and can tell you no one aside from the occasional neocon really wants to bomb a major regional power that also happens to have a sizable Jewish population. The problem Israel faces is that guessing isn't good enough. One nuclear bomb means extermination. Game over. Meanwhile, their experience with Palestinian terrorism and Iran's own rhetoric has led them to believe their enemies have no problem taking their own lives at the expense of others. Do people reasonably expect a responsible Israeli leader to simply assume one report is good enough, and totally back off its anti-Iran push?

    from the article: U.S.: Iran halted nuclear weapons development in 2003
    First published 00:00 03.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 03.12.07
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