No one seems to be making a connexion between Israel's withdrawal from all the occupied territories (not this talk of a colony here and a colony there but the lines of preJune'67) and the "existential threat" of Iran. That's one. Second, Iran, in time, will become a nuclear power. It is inevitable and the US nor Israel will be able to stop it, with or without a military invasion or bombing campaign. Why does neither the US nor Israel consider Pakistan, which already has the bomb and has just made an agreement with Afganistan not to touch the Taliban/AlQueda in Waziristan),more of an "existential threat" than Iran? If bush should decide to carry out military action against Iran, then the question of what demands will be made of Israel vis a vis the Palestine question will be irrelevant. As pointless as Blair's visit to Olmert. As for any stateman ship on his part. enough said. The Palestinians recognise whose bidding he has been doing for yrs and has refused to meet him. Bye bye blair.
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from the article: Itamar and the centrifuges in Natanz