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Israel gives Obama reason to worry


By Gareth Porter

WASHINGTON

– Pro-Israeli journalist Jeffrey Goldberg’s article in The Atlantic magazine [1] was evidently aimed at showing why the Barack Obama administration should worry that it risks an attack by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran in the coming months unless Washington takes a much more menacing line toward Iran’s nuclear program.

But the article provides new evidence that senior figures in the Israeli intelligence and military leadership oppose such a strike against Iran and believe that Netanyahu’s apocalyptic rhetoric about Iran as an “existential threat” is unnecessary and self-defeating.


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