Labor MK: Israel must `prepare itself militarily'

Israel has to `prepare itself militarily' over Iran's push toward nuclear weapon: legislator Israel must draw conclusions from Iran's latest leap toward nuclear power it took by launching heavy water production and "prepare itself militarily," a senior Israeli lawmaker said Saturday. MK Ephraim Sneh (Labor), a partner in the ruling coalition, warned in a statement that Iran's heavy water production marks "another leap in Iran's advance toward a nuclear bomb." Sneh, a former deputy defense minister, said Iran's progress shows that international efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons are insufficient. "Israel has to draw the conclusions and to prepare itself militarily," said Sneh.