Israel pushing Washington to up Iran ante

Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv

Crispian Balmer writes in Reuters that much of Israel’s rhetoric and action in the past weeks has been aimed at moving the Obama Administration away from its policy of engagement with Iran and toward a more direct confrontation.

A plethora of media reports over the past week has sent shivers through financial markets by suggesting that Israel might strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities ahead of U.S. presidential elections in November.

However, senior Israeli officials say a final decision has not yet been taken, with government ministers still at loggerheads over the issue and the military hierarchy unhappy about the prospect of going it alone without full U.S. backing.

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Author: Stand For Israel | August 17, 2012
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  • Henry
    August 18, 2012
    7:13 pm
     

    I prod Israel’s leaders to do whatever is necessary for their country and nation. Leave the rest to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For His Glory, God will not forsake the sons of Jacob.

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  • louise
    August 18, 2012
    1:38 pm
     

    The USA should be there for Israel in this crisis.
    the two countries have too much in common,the USA
    should never turn it’s back on Israel.
    However I have my doubts concering the present administration.Very troublesome for me.
    May God bless AMerica & Israel.

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  • Aliza
    August 18, 2012
    9:56 am
     

    Israel learned from previous wars. They are not kind of people who like to kill innocent people. Israel knows what they are doing. I trust Benjamin natanyahu.
    God will protect the Israeli and all the jews.

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  • heidi
    August 18, 2012
    8:52 am
     

    If Isreal needs to strike Iran they need to do it before the elections in Nov. Lets see what President Obama really is about not just talk. The USA needs to support Isreal fully not just with words

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  • David
    August 17, 2012
    8:09 pm
     

    You whom claim to be wise fail to understand.
    Israel does not need the United States to defeat Iran.
    There is a force greater than any military army on the planet.
    GOD will protect Israel!

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  • roland
    August 17, 2012
    6:44 pm
     

    in addition to being thrown out of their land by the Roman army, the Jews have been blamed for many fictitious crimes. They survived the diaspora by fleeing to other parts of the world and finally

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  • roland
    August 17, 2012
    6:42 pm
     

    in general have been the result of Jewish thought, generosity, and effort. Still, over the years, in addition to being thrown out of their land by the Roman army, the Jews have been blamed for

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  • roland
    August 17, 2012
    6:39 pm
     

    Most of our religious concepts, the Ten Commandments, origins of Christian ethics, and huge contributions to our modern science, medicine, philanthropy, art, literature, finance and modern civil

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  • tom
    August 17, 2012
    4:26 pm
     

    we need to act fast,israel has my blessing to get iran now before the election,don,t tell just act,supprise is the win here,our ships are there now so wewill have to act once israel starts.because you know they will try to shut off oil supply to the world,we won,t let that happen,just pray it will be fast,and that israel will be safe.

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  • JohnnyAngel Advocacy
    August 17, 2012
    3:24 pm
     

    WITH OBAMA YOU NEVER CAN TELL,BUT IF IT COMES TO ISRAELS SURVIVAL AND THE ELECTION,SHOULD ISRAEL MOVE FIRST AND BEFORE NOVEMBER,I WOULD NOT THINK OBAMA WOULD SHIRK HELPING ISRAEL

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  • sandra
    August 17, 2012
    2:12 pm
     

    Since the enemy is irrational, anti-semetic, spweing hatred, bent on Israel’s destruction we must understand sanctions alone are not enough to stop them. In the end Israel will prevail as God’s protection is with his people. The time to act is soon. They must be stopped !

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    • JOHNNYANGEL ADVOCACY
      August 17, 2012
      3:28 pm
       

      WE TOTALLY AGREE WITH SANDRA ON THIS ONE. THE SOUNDS ARE COMING FROM ISRAEL IN SANDRA AND WE AGREE WITH THE SAME OUTCOME,THE FEAR HERE IN US FOR CONSERVATIVES IS OBAMA ABANDONING ISRAEL,WE DOUBT THAT

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    • Jim
      August 17, 2012
      4:01 pm
       

      I pretty much agree with you Sandra. I am a Christian, and will go even further to say more along the lines of Pentacostalism. I believe in a pre-trib rapture, but sad to say that the Bible indicates Israel will end up loosing 2/3rd’s of its people during the Tribulation, and more so towards the end of the 7 yrs. I believe in the support of Isreal as God’s chosen people. In fact I am reading in the Bible (King James) of the relationship between the Persians and Israel, before and after the captivity (c 506-438 B.C.). Of course we know that modern day Iranians are Persian. Did you know that Israel’s 1st (group of people) return from Babylon led them through the city of Allepo, Syria (ca 537 B.C.), the 2nd return Led them through Damascus. Does anyone know if PM Netanyahu believes in what the Bible states?

      Lord bless ya,

      Jim

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  • jess
    August 17, 2012
    1:41 pm
     

    We should back Israel to the max; clean house on Iran! how cowardly of us to neglect the summer revolt of 2 years ago–which annihilated the good forces(our side) and allowed the evil side (Ajad) to wipe them out! What if ur revolution had been wiped out by evil forces?????

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  • Michael
    August 17, 2012
    1:09 pm
     

    I see this as a intent to become strong or weak,one head yes we would have alot of good man and women going to war,I dont see Russa or china coming into it,they will want it to stop,but knowing that this could become a all out war they will stay out of this,on the other hand Obama is weak and his words mean not a thing,he has no spine. no good comes out of war,but if we let Iran do what it is doing and have no remore on this what are we saying to the world.Israel can hold them off,because Israel will never again fall God says this,so it is true .Iran will fall and hard,and any one that takes Iran side will fall also. I am not saying that the US is the big brother of the world because we are not,we can not even take care of are own people here.

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