Moshe Ya’alon serious with Likud sign 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
military strike on Iran must be a believable option, Vice Premier Moshe
Ya’alon said in a seminar at the Institute for National Security Studies
Israel must be ready to stop a nuclear Iran on its
own, Ya'alon said, but said that a military option "is the last one and
only comes after all other options have been used."
It is the last option, only to be used after everything else has been exhausted.
But it has to be a believable option.
Believable means that in Tehran they are convince, that if Iran doesn't listen to the security council, IAEA, or the international community,
then they will have to choose between obtaining a bomb or survival.
The heart of the problem doesn't start in 1967,
the conflict didn't begin then,
and it won't end for the Arabs with '67 borders.
The essence of the problem, is their readiness,
that they be ready to accept Israel as the national state for the Jewish people.
it has to be a believable military option," he explained, saying Tehran
must be convinced that if all measures from the UN Security Council,
the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) and international
community are exhausted, it will be forced to make a decision with the
dilemma "of a bomb or survival."
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Ya'alon also addressed the core of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict,
saying that "the heart of the problem didn't start in 1967."
"The conflict didn't begin then and it won't end - for the Arabs - with '67 borders," he added.
Palestinians, the vice premier continued, must recognize Israel as the
state for the Jewish people and begin to educate their children to do
That, he said, will help solve the conflict.