Shai Feldman on Israel and Iran

The Israeli debate on attacking Iran is over
Foreign Policy, “The Middle East Channel” blog
August 20, 2012
Commentary by: Shai Feldman, Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Israel and Iran

“For all practical purposes this weekend ended the Israeli debate on attacking Iran. What tipped the scales were two developments. The first was the decision of the country’s president, Shimon Peres, to make his opposition to a military strike public. The second was an interview given by a former key defense advisor of Defense Minister Ehud Barak, questioning for the first time publically whether his former superior and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are fit to lead Israel in time of war.”

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