Most of us are aware at some level that Israel is very concerned about Iran developing a nuclear weapons capability.
Israel's concern is heightened by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad making comments about Israel not having a right to exist and denial of the "Holocaust." Of course, Iran talks to the plight of the Palestinians vis-a-via Israel.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, has a long and detailed report on the various aspects of this problem. The report, by CSIS Senior Associate Abdullah Toukan, can be found here.
I would like to tell you I have read it in detail, but I have just skimmed it. There is, however, a typo on slide 37, last line. It should be GBU-10, vice GB-10. GBU stands for Guided Bomb Unit. BLU stands for Bomb Live Unit.
Is an Iranian nuclear weapons capability an existential threat to Israel?
If so, what right does Israel have to deal with that threat?
Regards -- Cliff
10 months ago