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Will Israel's new "right-wing coalition" attack Iran within a year? News Team

Israel is offering new concessions to Egypt to strengthen their peace. Many on the international scene believe that this is an important step for Israel in preparation for a unilateral attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Israel also tested several new types of surface to air missles designed to intercept missles potentially fired by Hezbollah in retaliation for an Iranian strike.

The Arab/Sunni animosity towards Iran is probably almost as big as their animosity towards Israel. Several Arab nations including Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi may even green light an attack. Or at the very least look the other way.

From UK Times Online…

“It is not by chance that Israel is drilling long-range manoeuvres in a public way. This is not a secret operation. This is something that has been published and which will showcase Israel’s abilities,” said an Israeli defence official.

He added that in the past, Israel had run a number of covert long-range drills. A year ago, Israeli jets flew over Greece in one such drill, while in May, reports surfaced that Israeli air force aircraft were staging exercises over Gibraltar. An Israeli attack on a weapons convoy in Sudan bound for militants in the Gaza Strip earlier this year was also seen as a rehearsal for hitting moving convoys.

The exercises come at a time when Western diplomats are offering support for an Israeli strike on Iran in return for Israeli concessions on the formation of a Palestinian state.

If agreed it would make an Israeli strike on Iran realistic “within the year” said one British official.

Diplomats said that Israel had offered concessions on settlement policy, Palestinian land claims and issues with neighboring Arab states, to facilitate a possible strike on Iran.

“Israel has chosen to place the Iranian threat over its settlements,” said a senior European diplomat.

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