..And That Includes Israel…”
In March, about 1,000 Israeli protesters demonstrated in Tel Aviv, urging the government not to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. They chanted anti-war slogans, and waved posters with messages such as “Talk, Don’t Bomb”.
They said they were afraid an attack on Iran could unleash a broader war with devastating consequences. One of the demonstrators said: “We are afraid, like most of the people in the country who are against a war with Iran. We want all the Middle East to become a nuclear weapon-free zone, and that includes Israel”
Recent opnion polls have shown that only 19% of Israelis support a unilateral strike on Iran.
A video of the demonstration is at; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7agK8MIJ3T0&context=C48f03e0ADvjVQa1PpcFPthNKWydz7HBKs6chzhrHzfmX5RvnlI38%3D
Other items on Iran and Israel
The Secretary-General of Iran’s Human Rights Council has said his country is ready to allow “permanent human monitoring” of its nuclear program in exchange for Western cooperation but also warned that Iran is prepared to defend itself against military strikes.
• Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the International Atomic Agency (IAEA), has said an Israeli attatck on Iran’s nuclear facilities would only persuade the Islamic republic to build a nuclear arsenal.
• If the goal is to prevent and not just delay Iran from possessing a nuclear weapons capability, then the truth is that there is no military option. The only way to end this crisis is through direct diplomacy between the US and Iran. Observer 25.3.2012
• Is it advisable for Israel, on its own to enter a war with Iran, a war whose consequences cannot be foreseen, in order to prevent a future situation that is dangerous indeed but that no one can be sure will ever come to pass? … Has any person the right to sentence so many people to death, only in the name of a fear of a possibility that might never come to pass? Guardian 13.3.2012
• Hans Blix, weapons inspector in Iraq, has thrown doubt on the independence of the current head of the IAEA, implying that he is too much under the influence of America.
• The Turkish foreign minister says that there is no possibility that the religious decree of Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei forbidding the possession and use of nuclear weapons might be disobeyed in Iran.