An Israeli nuclear attack on Iran is
actually not going to happen in the near future. Maybe. According to Michael Weiss in the suddenly-indispensable Tablet Magazine, Bibi, despite periodic speculation to the contrary, will wait to see what, if anything, Obama can accomplish in the coming months:
No one doubts that Israel is willing to take unilateral action if U.S.-led talks with Iran--direct or otherwise--fail to stop its march toward nukes. And they agree it's clear that Israel has the capacity to strike what's known as the three nodes of Iran's nuclear infrastructure--the uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, the nuclear research center and uranium conversion facility at Esfahan, and the heavy water plant and future plutonium production reactors at Arak--with either Israeli Air Force bombers or land-based missiles. But it's unlikely, they say, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will reach that conclusion in the coming weeks or months.
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