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    • waldo
    • 02.03.12 | 05:07 (IST)

    Reasons for Israel attacking Iran soon: 1. Iranian nuclear development, may delay for 1 or 2 years. 2. US Presidential election - Obama more likely to defend Israel before election, Republicans for bombing now but may not win election. 3. Focus on Iran displaces Palestinian problem and war would delay issue and coming Palestinian elections, which might favor Hamas 4, Syria, in turmoil now and not able to support Hezbollah or Hamas. 5. New Egyptian government elections may link Egypt and Hamas. 6. Israel wants written assurances that the US will immediately defend Israel should a conflict develop. The US should tell Israel to make peace with the Palestinians

    from the article: Top Israeli official: Conflicting U.S. remarks hurt efforts to press Iran
    First published 01:01 02.03.12 | Last updated 01:01 02.03.12
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