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July 14, 2015 4:42 pm

After Iran Deal, Israeli Defense Officials Say Military Option Remains Ready

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Senior defense officials in Israel, including Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon (pictured) have said they are not letting up on the military option to deal with Iran's nuclear program. PHOTO: Wikipedia.

Senior defense officials in Israel, including Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon (pictured), have indicated that they are not letting up on the military option to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat. PHOTO: Wikipedia.

Israel will maintain its readiness to exercise a military option against Iranian nuclear sites despite the deal struck between the P5+1 powers and Tehran on Tuesday, Israel’s Walla reported, citing senior Israeli defense officials.

The Jewish state sees the military option as vital amid the possibility that it may find itself isolated, facing Iran alone as a result of the nuclear deal, according to the report.

Other defense officials told Walla that Israel will closely follow the progress of Iran’s nuclear work, monitoring for any changes in Tehran’s behavior that might warrant an Israeli military response.

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According to the officials, Israel’s experience to date in dealing with world powers demonstrates that it can only rely on itself.

“Nobody can guarantee Iran won’t violate the agreement. They’re liars, and Israel must be ready regardless of U.S. President Barack Obama’s promises that Iran won’t be allowed to get a nuclear weapon,” an official said.

 

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  • BERNHARD LAZARUS

    HETZBOLLAH AND hAMAS HAVE LOST BATTLES BUT ARE STILL VERY MUCH A THREAT SIMPLY BECAUSE iSRAEL HAS NEVER WON A WAR. YOU WIN WHEN YOU ARE ABLE TO NEUTRALIZE YOUR ENEMY AND THE LOSER IS NO LONGER A THREAT.
    LET US FANTASIZE AND IMAGINE iSRAEL HAD THE SUPER BOMBERS AND ULTRA HEAVY BOMBS it has neither, and was able to destroy the underground nuclear facilities; what would stop Iran from rebuilding ?? We can barely stop Hetzbollah from building more tunels and they are our neighbors.
    Israel cannot fight the world as any attack would be the end of us but must concentrate and develop the most sophisticated anti misile misiles.

    9IT HAS NEITHER) AND COULD DESTROY THE UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR FACILITIES, WHAT IS GOING TO STOP iRAN REBUILDING

  • Joseph

    This agreement with Iran represents a MAJOR provocation to Israel!

    I think that Israel must NOT fall into the ‘trap’ laid by the President Obama…

  • Estie Ash

    the greatness of previous Israeli military and governmental leaders is that they “said little and did much”. the downfall of the current leadership is that they talk too much and do alot less”. No one was aware that Israel was going to strike the Iraqi nuclear plant until after the deed was done. The cover of secrecy was their greatest weapon. Now that Israel keeps bragging about the possibility of military action everyone will be waiting and watching and on high alert. Israels best strategy has always been their silence and their covert operations even during wars. Netanyahu is a historian. He should look and learn.

  • Valery

    attack on Iran after the agreement in Vienna – it would be “a mistake of historic proportions” for Israel

  • Michael Garfinkel

    If you like your Jewish state, you can keep your Jewish state.

  • Larry Andrews

    If a Republican becomes president in 2016 we can all sing “Bomb, Bomb Iran”, finally!

  • Gerald Cohen

    Obama is lost in his ability to conclude a deal. these Iranian leader have continuously lied and are currently supporting terrorist groups that are targeting Israel

    Tell Obama to come back to the real world. the Iranian leadership hates the United State, wants to destroy Israel and any country that stands in its way.They should crawl back into their hole.

  • Do we now live in the days spoken of by Daniel, Zechariah? YES!

    Zechariah 11.9
    What is to die, let it die. What is to be destroyed, let it be destroyed.
    And let those who are left devour the flesh of one another.

    Revelation 22:11
    Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong and the one who is filthy, still be filthy.

    Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.
    On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her,
    I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations.
    GOD will destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.
    zechariah 12

    I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.
    There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel,
    because they scattered my people among the nations and
    divided up MY land. Joel 3:2

    Daniel 12
    At that time (the archangel) Michael shall arise who has charge of Your people (Jews/Israel).
    And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time.
    But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.

    And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above and
    those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

    I AM the Way the TRUTH and the LIFE. NO one comes to the Father but through Me.
    1 John 14:6 Words of Yeshua – HaShem

  • Aman Alvi

    Isreal need to Use this time very Wisely. Isreal need to form the Defense Alliance with Muslims. Iran is not a untouchable state. It was conquered by Arabs and Pukhtuns before. Even Turks conquered parts of it. Making it such a huge issue is propaganda.
    I understand the concern of BiBi but he need to not damage Isreal relation with U.S, its astonishing to me that Isreal lack Army Alliance only ally i really see is U.S, Its more Important of Isrealis to keep their brotherly ties with U.S than damage the relation on Iran.
    Eastern Iran province of Baluchistan and Khorasan are fairly plain terrain and can easily be invaded by Ground Forces. Also these provinces are sunni and most likely will welcome any invasion which will provide them peace and self determination of their own people.
    I recommend Isreal work on Afghanistan and Pakistan Govt normalized ties. Also Afghanistan should be raise as saudi style islamic state, thats the only right way to deal with issue of terrorism their, as insurgent claim west is destroying their religion and pushtuun are very religious and they want a islamic Govt.
    Afghanistan should be put under Quraish monarch with Parliament and all the efforts should be made to make it a brotherly nation with Isreal. Pushtuun is answer for Iran aggression in region. A strong Aafghani kingdom with Isreal will choke iran off, as its fairly easy to invade iran from their, demographically sunni will more likely to be persuaded to rebel against tehran inhabitating khorasan and baluchistan .
    Pakistan can be a helping state.. if baluch get their state from iran, oak might help with condition baluch will stop their claim on pak control baluch territory.
    There a lot but one thing is for sure, DO NOT USE ISREAL RMY AGAINST IRAN, it will has far worst consequences i am afraid.

  • Mickey Oberman

    The military option is the only option left to the Jewish state.
    That is Obama’s legacy.

  • Ron Blower

    “U.S. President Barack Obama’s promises that Iran won’t be allowed to get a nuclear weapon”

    (snort, snort, cough, giggle, snort)

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