Former Mossad chief: nuclear Iran not existential threat, prevention not “necessarily by means of force”

Ari Shavit reports on his interview with former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy, one among several former Israeli intelligence and security officials who have infuriated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by making public statements against an Israeli strike on Iran. Halevy tells Shavit that his views… Continue Reading  

Iran, threat, irrational–right?

Not according to many current and former Israeli and U.S. officials. Following are just a few recent quotes opposing that notion from a thorough and useful compilation by the folks at Just Foreign Policy: Iran poses a serious threat, but… Continue Reading  

Former IDF Intelligence Head: Attacking Iran May Accelerate Nuclear Program

via Think Progress A growing number of current and former Israeli officials are voicing concern that attacking Iran may prove counterproductive in deterring Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon. Last week, former Israeli internal security chief Yuval Diskin warned that… Continue Reading