‘I Hope We Won’t Need It’: Israel’s Doomsday Option Against Iran

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Can Israel conduct a military strike to eliminate Iran’s nuclear program? What will it take for the country’s leadership to reach such a decision? And what are the chances that the ensuing conflict with Iran will include the United States?

Former Israeli deputy national security adviser, Chuck Freilich, joins the podcast to discuss his recent article on the subject, and explain why a military strike is doable but should remain Israel’s absolute last resort. 

Also on this week’s episode, we discuss the recent escalation in Gaza: over the weekend, two rockets were launched from the coastal enclave toward Tel Aviv; Israel blamed Hamas for the incident and hit targets in Gaza, while Hamas claimed it was an accident caused by stormy weather.

Dr. Shira Efron of the RAND Corporation and Israel Policy Forum joins host Amir Tibon to discuss the economic and humanitarian situation in Gaza, and its impacts on regional security. 

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