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Daybreak: Bibi, Barak Pushing Iran Attack

Plus Arab League/Syria communication breakdown, and more in the news

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The prime minister and the defense minister last month.(Israeli Defence Ministry via Getty Images)

• A senior official reports that Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Barak are seeking to win over a majority of the Cabinet to support a military strike on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Foreign Minister Lieberman is now on board. [Haaretz]

• Yesterday Israel successfully tested a missile that would be capable of reaching Iran from Israel. [AP/WP]

• Syria agreed with an Arab League plan to end the seven-month-long bloody clash with protesters, Syria said. The Arab League says it never got any agreement from Syria. [NYT/DPA/Haaretz]

• Israel is speeding up East Jerusalem building in response to the Palestinian Authority’s acceptance into UNESCO. [NYT]

• The groundwork is being laid for the return of Israel’s ambassador to Cairo, after he left, in extreme haste, two months ago. [Haaretz]

• Beleagured Times Jerusalem bureau chief cancels appearance at 92Y with conservatives. [Ben Smith]

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The fundamental element of military strategy is indirection, or surprise. I can’t imagine how, after years of public discussion of this issue, Luke Schwartzwalker is going to swoop in and take out the Iranian Death Star. Not when the Iranians have had years to plan for the contingency.

If Bibi and Barak want to go full fledged crazy they can do it all full fledged completely on their own, completely alone, as an American I refuse to be dragged into this insane Israeli apocalyptic military adventure.

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Daybreak: Bibi, Barak Pushing Iran Attack

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