Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Israel Inner Cabinet Divided on Attack on Iran - Report

Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth is reporting that Prime Minister Netanyahu doesn’t have a majority in his eight-member “security cabinet” to launch an attack on Iran. The body, also referred to as the “inner cabinet,” needs to approve the attack, but is reportedly tied 4-4 on the issue. Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz are in favor of war.  Interior Minister Eli Yishai and ministers Moshe “Bugi” Ya’alon, Dan Meridor and Benny Begin are against.

Last week, opposition leader and former deputy PM Shaul Mofaz left the governing coalition reportedly for opposing Netanyahu’s plan to launch the attack. Yedioth report indicates that the prime minister does not have the high-level support of the remaining cabinet members either, at least for the time being. Some of the opponents mentioned above might not be opposed to an attack on Iran in principle, but might prefer to wait longer for the sanctions to take effect. 


mat said...

What israeli stale dramas!

Saluti said...


At least they have a democratic system where such decisions are planned, discussed and made by representatives. Not yet spoken about their transparency.

Anonymous said...


Agreed with you 100 per cent Saluti.
These people that support the Islamic tyranny are really laughable because they need a serious reality check.

Anonymous said...

Unless Iran takes a smart pill, it's not about "if" but "when". As long as these demon filled terrorists believe they have to usher in some imam and cause havoc throughout the world, then they will always be on the wrong side of history. Unfortunately, there are innocent people who have to live underneath this regime.

Anonymous said...

doomsady for the jews. even they found difficulties to destroy the poorly armed hamas n hisbulah.hope i am wrong

Anonymous said...

It's one thing to launch attacks on Iranian targets, but it's another to actually achieve its objectives.

Considering the logistical challenges posed by great distances and number of targets, I'll be very surprised if Israel even manage to delay Iran's nuclear program to a significant degree.