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November 2, 2011 12:48 pm

Israel Tests Advanced Missile as Netanyahu Seeks Cabinet Support for Iran Strike

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Telegraph – The report, citing a senior Israeli official, said Mr Netanyahu was working with Ehud Barak, the defense minister, to win support from skeptical members of the cabinet who oppose attacking Iranian nuclear facilities.

Israel test-fired a ballistic missile from a military base in central Israel on Wednesday, Israel Radio said.

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Washington Post– JERUSALEM — Israel successfully test-fired on Wednesday a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and striking Iran, fanning a public debate over whether the country’s leaders are agitating for a military attack on Tehran’s atomic facilities.

While Israeli leaders have long warned that a military strike was an option, the most intensive round of public discourse on the subject was ignited over the weekend by a report in the Yediot Ahronot newspaper that said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak favor an attack.

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