Israeli Ex-Atomic Chief: Iran 10 Years Away from Nuclear Weapons

by Jasmin Ramsey Another Israeli expert has contradicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assessment of Iran’s nuclear program. “The Iranian nuclear program will only be operational in another 10 years,” said Uzi Eilam, the former head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission,… Continue Reading  

Iran “threat” tops Netanyahu’s Goals List Ahead of Election

The Times of Israel reports on Bibi Netanyahu’s attempt to increase poll ratings ahead of the Jan. 22 Israeli election: “Overcoming Iran’s nuclear threat is the main goal for the next term. There are other important goals, like blanketing the… Continue Reading  

Pew Poll Promotes False Tradeoff Between Military Action And Permitting Iran To Acquire A Nuclear Weapon

via Think Progress A new poll conducted by the Pew Global Attitudes Project finds that 63 percent of respondents in the U.S. “would turn to military force to prevent Iran from going nuclear.” But the pollsters questions contain unproven assumptions… Continue Reading  

More Israeli Official Quotes on Iran

In a nice addendum to the compilation of Israeli and Western past and current official views about the so-called Iranian “threat” provided by Just Foreign Policy, the Christian Science Monitor’s Dan Murphy has categorized Israeli views on the political spectrum.… 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