De komende Israelische premier Netanyahu rekent op een gelijktijdige multi-front oorlog met Iran, Syrie, Hezbollah/Libanon en Hamas/Gaza, binnen enkele maanden. Hopelijk zal president Obama hem daarvan af kunnen houden. Amerikaanse Joden zijn gelijkelijk verdeeld over het wel of niet aanvallen van Iran, blijkt uit een recente opiniepeiling. (Helaas blijkt echter iedere keer dat de invloed van de zionistische (Pro-Groot)Israellobby op het buitenlandse beleid van de VS groter is dan van de gematigden
Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin told lawmakers on Wednesday that Iran has "crossed the technological threshold" for making a nuclear bomb.
He told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the Islamic Republic has developed surface-to-surface missiles that can carry nuclear warheads.
Yadlin said achieving a military nuclear capacity "was mainly dependent on a political decision by Iran."..
In spite of the harsh reality he described, the MI chief claimed that the "battle to prevent a nuclear Iran is not yet lost."
"The right combination of talks and sanctions, the carrot and the stick, could," Yadlin said, "bring about a change in Iran’s policies." ..
Yadlin also addressed lawmakers on the Hamas leadership in Gaza, saying that the Islamist organization was preparing itself for another round of fighting.
Weapons that Hamas lacked during Operation Cast Lead, such as long-range rockets, and anti-aircraft and anti-tank weaponry, are being smuggled into Gaza, Yadlin said, adding that it was "the reason Hamas will not, under any circumstances, sign an agreement to end Gaza smuggling."
Israel is preparing for all-out war on multiple fronts that include Iran, Syria and Lebanon, a senior military commander claims.
Israeli army Home Front Command Major General Yair Golan said Sunday that Tel Aviv is preparing for "all possible scenarios", indicating that one such scenario would be to fight a simultaneous war against Iran, Syria and Lebanon.
The confirmation comes as US President Barack Obama seeks "new beginnings" with its arch-rival Iran. The US offer has been met with world praise but with fury in Tel Aviv.
Israeli media outlets late on Sunday began propagating wild scenarios that Iran is using the Lebanese Hezbollah to recruit Palestinian fighters to carry out terror attacks on Israel.
Citing anonymous sources, the reports began to surface after Tel Aviv countered an alleged bombing attempt outside a shopping mall in the northern city of Haifa. ..
Amid lingering talks of war on Iran, Israel’s prime minister-designate raises the alarm about a major military conflict in the coming months.
The soon-to-be prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that "a national emergency" such as Israel’s involvement in a major war would help him in his frantic attempts to form a new ruling coalition.
Following the inconclusive February 20 elections, Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, the hawkish leader of Likud, was tasked with piecing together a new Israeli government.
Netanyahu, who is known as "Mr. Iran" in Israeli circles, has so far failed to gain the trust and support of opposition parties of Kadima and Labor.
According to a report carried by Debka, which is believed to have close links to the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, Bibi is planning to settle for a provisional administration before calling for another early election in six months.
"His main consideration is that Israel expects to be embroiled in a major military confrontation in the next few months with Iran, Hamas or Hezbollah — or all three at once," read the Debka report…
American Jews are evenly divided over whether the United States should launch a military offensive against Iran if it acquires nuclear weapons, according to a poll released yesterday by J Street, a dovish, pro-Israel lobby in Washington.
The poll shows that 41 percent of American Jews favor such an attack, 40 percent oppose one and 16 percent chose "neither."
The poll also showed the overwhelming majority of American Jews (76 percent) favor a two-state solution as the preferred way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
According to the poll, some 72 percent support the Obama administration’s first steps in attempting to resolve the Israeli-Arab dispute. Also, 76 percent say Obama is a supporter of Israel, while 69 percent agree that he has a positive vision that can advance the Middle East peace process.
While three-fourths of American Jews supported the Gaza operation and Israel’s right to defend itself, 59 percent claimed the war had no impact on Israel’s security.
The poll also showed that 60 percent of U.S. Jews oppose settlement expansion in the West Bank while 40 percent are in favor. Among Orthodox Jews, 80 percent support more building in the settlements. Among Jews who donate to political campaigns, 72 percent oppose settlement expansion…