February 6, 2012

Why Israel Is Right to Fear Iran

Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic

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But since the worldwide conversation has turned again toward the alleged imminence of an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, I asked Adam Chandler, the Goldblog Deputy-Editor-for-Studying-Iranian Anti-Semitism-So-I-Don't-Have-To, to put together a bit of documentary proof about why the Israeli leadership might find Iran's leaders, and their intentions, to be so worrying. 

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TAGGED: Israel, Iran, Nuclear Weapons, anti-Semitism


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